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Couple Sues For 'Wrongful Birth' Of Daughter Born With Down Syndrome

Fri, March 9, 2012 5:05pm EDT by 36 Comments
Wrongful Birth Suit

A Portland, Oregon couple is suing a health center for a botched prenatal test because they say they would have aborted the child if they knew she was going to have Down’s. So shocking!

Ariel and Deborah Levy, both 39, are suing a health center for “wrongful birth” after a prenatal test failed to pick up whether their child had Down syndrome or not, according to The Daily Mail. Their daughter Kalanit, who is now four years old, was born with it, and they shockingly say they would have aborted her had they known!

They are suing the health center for $3 million, the amount they say they’ll have to pay over her lifetime to care for her.

The couple say they love their daughter, but admit they were stunned when doctors said she had Down’s.

“We were told we had nothing to worry about,” Ariel told jurors.

The lawsuit claims that in addition to the botched test results, ultrasounds showed traits of the syndrome, but staff failed to recognize the symptoms.

The couple say they’ve received death threats for their shocking statements. What do YOU think, HollyMoms?

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