Grieves Over Abortion – Dreads Telling Surviving Twin

LONDON, November 22, 2001 ( – Kim Nicholls, a Staffordshire woman who was pressured by doctors to have an abortion, has sued her abortionist for criminal negligence following the birth of her son. The BBC reports that Nicholls was advised to have an abortion after she developed fluid on the brain following the birth of her third child. In March 1999 she reluctantly went ahead with an abortion.

However, three months later she found she was still pregnant and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Darcy, now aged two. She was offered $20,000 in an out of court settlement after suing abortionist Dr Sen Gupta for criminal negligence.

Describing her ordeal Nicholls told the press that when she felt the baby kicking in her womb, “I just thought I was imagining it. Because I didn’t want to have the abortion in the first place, I thought my mind was playing tricks on me.” The BBC reports that Nicholls’ lawyer suggests the circumstances are particularly troubling since she now has to tell her daughter when she’s older that she may have had a twin brother or sister. “That is a very difficult thing to live with.”

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