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9. Australia inquiry after wrong twin foetus terminated
Source: BBC

An Australian hospital has launched an inquiry after staff treating a woman carrying twin boys accidentally terminated the wrong foetus.

Doctors had told the woman that one of her babies had a congenital heart defect that would require numerous operations, if he survived.

The woman chose to abort the 32-week foetus but staff injected the wrong twin.

The hospital in Melbourne described it as a "terrible tragedy".

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  -Australia inquiry after wrong (32 week old) twin foetus terminated Turborama  Nov-24-11 10:58 AM   #0 
  - Foetus  trumad   Nov-24-11 11:07 AM   #1 
  - It's actually pronounced the same. We just "Americanized" the spelling.  sybylla   Nov-24-11 11:23 AM   #3 
  - She was 8 months was a baby, no matter what they called it down under.  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-27-11 07:37 AM   #24 
  - What an awful situation, all the way around.  uppityperson   Nov-24-11 11:14 AM   #2 
  - beyond words for everyone. I doubt that anyone involved wanted this outcome  roguevalley   Nov-24-11 09:34 PM   #14 
  - A terrible tragedy or a terrible fuck-up. They should be more precise.  sybylla   Nov-24-11 11:24 AM   #4 
  - ""The Royal Women's Hospital can confirm a distressing clinical accident occurred on Tuesday,"  Turborama   Nov-24-11 11:32 AM   #5 
  - Dear God. How hard is it for doctors to perform these procedures?  BlueIris   Nov-24-11 12:19 PM   #6 
  - Ultrasound-guided ANYTHING requires great skill and nerves of steel.  kestrel91316   Nov-24-11 12:48 PM   #7 
  - Obviously Not As Hard As Carrying to Term and Learning to Deal With Loss  NashVegas   Nov-27-11 09:11 AM   #25 
  - Tragic  dipsydoodle   Nov-24-11 02:32 PM   #8 
  - Australia inquiry after wrong twin foetus terminated  alp227   Nov-24-11 06:44 PM   #9 
     - Can a viable fetus be killed in utero in Australia because it is disabled?  McCamy Taylor   Nov-24-11 06:44 PM   #10 
     - I agree. I can't see aborting 32 week fetuses except in the most extreme of circumstances.  Crunchy Frog   Nov-24-11 06:44 PM   #13 
        - "allow it to pass away naturally"  iverglas   Nov-25-11 09:11 AM   #19 
           - This.  Bunny   Nov-25-11 09:45 AM   #20 
           - Thank you for sharing your opinion. I still don't agree with it.  Crunchy Frog   Nov-25-11 10:14 PM   #23 
           - Yes, It Would Be More Humane. Sorry.  NashVegas   Nov-27-11 09:39 AM   #27 
     - Duplicate LBN  dipsydoodle   Nov-24-11 06:44 PM   #11 
     - That links back to this OP.  uppityperson   Nov-24-11 10:10 PM   #16 
        - That's because it already been moved to this one.  dipsydoodle   Nov-25-11 03:02 AM   #17 
           - Thank you, thought it might have been one of those DU funny things, rickrolling or something  uppityperson   Nov-25-11 11:36 AM   #22 
     - heart defect  woundedkarma   Nov-24-11 06:44 PM   #12 
        - I imagine they did "give it a lot of thought", and those in similar situations also do.  uppityperson   Nov-24-11 10:09 PM   #15 
        - "that would require numerous operations, if he survived."  iverglas   Nov-25-11 09:08 AM   #18 
        - Someone Went Public, Making It a Matter for Public Debate  NashVegas   Nov-27-11 09:27 AM   #26 
        - I'm sure she gave it no thought whatsoever.  Bunny   Nov-25-11 09:46 AM   #21 

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