Doctor ordered to pay for unwanted baby
A court ruling which ordered a gynecologist to pay child support for up to 18 years as compensation for botching a contraceptive implant was condemned by the German media as scandalous on Wednesday.
The Karlsruhe-based federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the doctor must pay his former patient, now a mother of a three-year-old boy, 600 euros ($769) a month because she became pregnant after he implanted her with a contraceptive device. "A child as a case for damages -- this perverse idea has now been confirmed by one of Germany's highest courts," conservative Die Welt daily newspaper wrote in an editorial on Wednesday.
The parents, who had known each other six months at the time of the conception, were no longer together, the court said, ruling that the father should also be compensated for the maintenance he was paying toward the child.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
I feel bad for the little boy!!!
This is disgusting. I thought it was well known that no contraceptives are 100% guaranteed. Even if it was the doctor's fault, it was the mother's choice to raise the child. There are always other options. If she really didn't want it, she could have put it up for adoption. Then maybe the child would have been raised by people that actually WANTED him.