Some information on MCFL’s Botched Abortion Project (BAP):
As you may already know, there is no independent way to verify the number of abortions that go wrong, but atrocities such as occurred in the Gosnell case remind us of what we innately suspect: medical malpractice and grievous harm are part and parcel of the abortion trade.
Through BAP, MCFL hopes to identify women who have been injured as a result of medical malpractice by abortionists and provide them an opportunity to seek redress for their harm. If a victim is willing to hold an abortionist accountable, MCFL will contact an attorney in Massachusetts who is a member of a national pro-life legal organization with whom MCFL is working.
At no cost to the victim, MCFL will arrange to obtain medical records and submit them for review by OB/GYN experts to assist in making the initial determinations of negligence. [A word of caution is required at this juncture: not every allegation of medical malpractice is legally viable. Medical malpractice cases are fact-specific. Therefore, we must first learn the details of any alleged medical malpractice event before we can say that it will support legal action. But, even claims that do not prove actionable are important because they are sources of information which can be used to demonstrate the need for greater regulation of abortionists and their clinics.] If the facts of a claim warrant further action, the national legal organization will co-counsel with the local attorney to initiate a lawsuit and cover most costs of the litigation.
While the local attorney may have a contingent fee relationship with the client, the attorneys in the national organization work on a pro bono basis, charging no fee to the client.
Publicizing BAP by word of mouth and through the media is how we will get victims to come forward. We encourage you to inform others about BAP, letting them know that there are attorneys with whom victims can speak in confidence and at no cost.
If you learn of potential cases please contact Patricia Stewart, Esq., Executive Director, MCFL at 671-242-2199, Ext. 229.