Sweden: Woman forced to give birth after failed abortion

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Published: 21 Sep 2016 16:22 GMT+02:00, The Local

Swedish county authorities have been criticized for not doing thorough follow-up checks on a woman who had an abortion but turned out to still be pregnant months later.

The woman had an appointment to terminate her pregnancy in Gällivare, northern Sweden, before the 18th week – which is the legal limit for free abortions in Sweden.

She was given abortion pills, but because the hospital forgot to ask her to come back for a follow-up appointment, it was not noticed until months later that they had failed to work.

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Source: The Local SE