By Le Phuong
September 22, 2023
A Ho Chi Minh City woman says that after offering her a VND2-million abortion, a clinic got her on the operating table before demanding she pay VND29 million ($1,189) instead.
The 37-year-old woman had the abortion at the Y Hoc Sai Gon clinic, but she was only able to transfer VND9 million while she was on the operating table. Staff then held her at the clinic against her will, demanding that she pay the rest of the money before the procedure could continue.
The woman’s family called the municipal Department of Health on September 19 to report the matter and request an intervention.