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Baby dies after mother given abortion pill by hospital at 30 weeks pregnant, thought she was 12 weeks pregnant

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A tragic reminder of what can happen when abortion-minded women are guessing about how far along in pregnancy they are.

News from England about how a woman took the abortion pill believing  she was just 12 weeks pregnant but was actually 30 weeks pregnant. She delivered her very compromised baby—who they named “Ronnie”– who survived only four days after his delivery.

“[T]he mum from East Yorkshire gave birth in a toilet at York Hospital after taking abortion medicine,” James Campbell and Phil Norris reported.  “Distressing evidence was heard at the inquest in Hull on Monday with no family present and all evidence was in written form, Hull Live reports.”

The mother had gone to York Hospital on October 26, 2021 where she took the abortion pill. “But scans were either not carried out or were done erroneously. The mum gave birth to the baby in the hospital toilet after taking the drug mifepristone”  according to Campbell and Norris’s account.

When the staff realised the baby was alive, they “immediately began to resuscitate him. Named Ronnie by his parents, the baby was rushed to the Jessop Wing maternity unit in Sheffield where desperate attempts were made to save him.”

Ronnie was placed on a ventilator and received maximum life support care. But he was seriously ill and among other problems he had multiple organ failure. He passed away four days later, on October 30.

Jacqui Evans, an independent medical practitioner. undertook “ a serious incident investigation.”

There were multiple problems, according to Dr. Evans. Among other things, she  said there has been an “information overload” and staff had “too much to do”.

She also raised concerns about the communication between staff due to the “severe internal pressure”. She concluded that had the patient been referred earlier, it is likely the advanced pregnancy would have been identified, Ms Evans said. She said the baby would then have been born in a suitable department and in an appropriate manner. While Ronnie was born prematurely, in normal circumstances a baby born at 31 weeks would have a 95 per cent chance of survival.


Chelsea Garcia is a political writer with a special interest in international relations and social issues. Events surrounding the war in Ukraine and the war in Israel are a major focus for political journalists. But as a former local reporter, she is also interested in national politics.

Chelsea Garcia studied media, communication and political science in Texas, USA, and learned the journalistic trade during an internship at a daily newspaper. In addition to her political writing, she is pursuing a master's degree in multimedia and writing at Texas.

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