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Northeast Ohio woman dismisses lawsuit against doctor over failed abortion

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AKRON, Ohio — A northeast Ohio woman has dismissed a lawsuit against an Akron clinic after she underwent an abortion but still gave birth to a healthy child.

The attorney for 23-year-old Ariel Knights of Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Falls says a confidentiality agreement prohibits him from saying whether there was a settlement in the suit filed against Akron Women's Medical Group.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1uxoFKM) Knights' lawsuit says she sought an abortion in February 2012 because of a genetic disorder that put her at risk if she gave birth. She then learned during an emergency room visit that she was still pregnant and safely gave birth seven months later.

A clinic attorney argued that Knights was not injured, she received appropriate care and that she gave birth to a child she wanted.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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