HIV woman in India forced to abort her own baby

  1. http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...1-ArticlePage2

    A pregnant HIV-positive woman was forced to abort her own fetus after staff in a hospital in eastern India refused to help her, officials said on Monday
    . . . . "The hospital had no sympathy for me as I had to pull out the fetus with my hands and clean myself as health workers guided me from a distance," Roshni Mulani, a mother of a two-year-old child, told Reuters. "They read about my HIV status from medical reports ... and threw medicines from a distance," said Mulani . . .
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Roy Fokker
    This is deplorable.


    Bengal has gone down the tubes - thanks to the CPI!
  4. by   sanctuary
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    This is deplorable.


    Bengal has gone down the tubes - thanks to the CPI!


    What's the CPI?
  5. by   rninme
    Quote from sanctuary
    What's the CPI?
    This is beyond sad. Roy.....what is the CPI???
  6. by   Tweety
    CPI is the Communist Party of India which is the ruling party in that geographical area I believe.

    Don't quote me on that.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    omg . . . .



    steph
  8. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from Tweety
    CPI is the Communist Party of India which is the ruling party in that geographical area I believe.

    Don't quote me on that.
    Completely quotable because it's true.

    The CPI has been in power in Bengal for over 25 years.
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    horrid lack of compassion in health care workers is always sad to hear
  10. by   sanctuary
    Lack of compassion or ignorance? Seems like ignorance and fear played a huge part. However, I'm not sure if it is actually possible for a woman to abort herself, seems more likely that she had to clean herself up following an abortion.
  11. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from sanctuary
    Lack of compassion or ignorance? Seems like ignorance and fear played a huge part. However, I'm not sure if it is actually possible for a woman to abort herself, seems more likely that she had to clean herself up following an abortion.
    I was thinking the same thing. I'm wondering if this was a misunderstanding through the media and she was undergoing a miscarriage/stillbirth instead of an abortion. It would be difficult for a woman to abort herself safely.

    Very, very sad.

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