The baby who came back from the dead:
Mother, 22, sues Branson abortion clinic after doctors 'failed to terminate pregnancy that could have killed her'
- but she then gives birth to a healthy little girl
•Doctors told Ariel Knights that going ahead with her pregnancy was dangerous because a genetic condition meant the baby was growing in a weak uterus
•She booked into Branson Women's Medical Group and was told the March 2012 procedure 'went well'
•A week later a different doctor told her she was still pregnant
•Delivered her 'miracle baby' girl in September and both mother and baby are healthy
•Clinic and doctors deny any negligence and are challenging the lawsuit
..A Branson,Mo mother-of-two is suing an abortion clinic after it failed to terminate her pregnancy.
Ariel Knights, 22, and her fiance adore their 'miracle baby' daughter who was born in September. But doctors had originally warned the couple that a medical condition Knights suffers meant her life was at serious risk if they went ahead with the pregnancy.
She agonized over the decision, but, with a preschool-aged son and a fiance to think of, she called Branson Women's Medical Group and booked in the March 2012 abortion.
Miracle baby: Ariel Knights, pictured left with her fiance, he son and the 'miracle baby' girl she delivered in September
'It was a decision I made because my life was in danger,' she said.'I was put in jeopardy.'
On the morning of her appointment, in March 2012, Knights said women were being herded into the clinic's waiting room like cattle.
'Every seat was full. People were standing,' Knights told the Beacon Journal.'It was pretty much like a slaughterhouse; it was like OK, next, next.'
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She described how, when her name was called, she walked into a cramped room, hopped onto a table and, as instructed, positioned her lower body over a trash bag. When the doctor was finished, and she was still woozy from the sedation, Knights was handed her belongings and shown the door.
'(The doctor) said, "All right, everything's good and clear, everything went well,"' she recalled, thinking that was it.
But days later, she said she became severely ill and in pain. She visited her family doctor then she went to ER where an obstetrician gave her an internal ultrasound.
'The look on (the doctor's) face when he found out, he was like, "Oh my goodness, honey, you're still pregnant,"' she told the Journal.'My fiance and I, we both were kind of in shock.'
But neither Knights or her fiance regret having their beautiful little girl in their arms.
'That's a sore subject to think about,' she told the Journal.'I mean, it's just hard, thinking she's here and thinking, if they would have done their job... It's just something I don't like to think about
Mother sues Branson Abortion Clinic after baby was born