Woman sues for not being warned about psychological effects of abortionBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7352.1477/a (Published 22 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1477
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A woman who had an abortion four years ago announced last week that she was applying for legal aid to sue the NHS for the psychological trauma she claims to have experienced in the aftermath.
The unnamed 28 year old nurse from the north of England, who works in the NHS, sobbed as she told her story on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. She said she began to experience guilt and self hatred after she had a son two and a half years …