BOISE, Idaho — A couple from Idaho has filed suit against two Planned Parenthood locations after their son, who is now two years old, was born after a drug-induced abortion failed. The two are now seeking $765,000 in compensation, as well as damages due to alleged breach of contract, unfair trade practices, and emotional distress.
According to reports, Bianca Coons and Cristobal Ruiz traveled to New Mexico to have the abortion in order to avoid having to follow the waiting period law in their home state. Coons was six weeks pregnant at the time, and says that she was “destitute” and trying to “limit the size of their family” as she has two other children.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that Coons took the first of two pills used to end the child’s life while at the Albuquerque location, and was instructed to take the second later to complete the abortion.
She and Ruiz then returned back to Idaho, where she ended up going to the emergency room for severe nausea. She discovered during her visit that her child was still alive. A doctor at the hospital called Planned Parenthood, which again advised to take the second pill.
However, the child still survived. Planned Parenthood advised Coons that they would provide the abortion pills again for free if she would return to New Mexico, or she could visit her local Planned Parenthood in Idaho, but would have to pay since it is a separate locale.
Coons’ pregnancy soon reached the ninth week and she advised Planned Parenthood that she could not afford to try to abort again and she also could not bring herself to end the child’s life that far along.
Planned Parenthood reportedly warned in writing that the abortifacients she ingested could cause birth defects to the child.
Coons gave birth to her son a month early, who had “jaundice and blood sugar issues.” Her lawsuit expresses a fear that he may “carry a defect or injury into adulthood.”
“The defendant’s failure to properly supervise and administer the abortion service directly resulted in the failure of the pregnancy termination, which resulted in injury to plaintiffs’ interests in family planning and their interests in financial planning for the future of their family,” it reads.
Coons is asking for $765,000 to cover the cost of raising “an additional unplanned child,” as well as damages for alleged harms that include emotional distress. She also contends that she was “deceived into thinking that they could come to New Mexico and initiate the [abortion] and then return to Idaho without losing access to ‘Planned Parenthood Services.'”
“Someday, this toddler will grow up. Someday, he will find out that his parents tried to abort him, and then resented raising him so much after that failed that they sued the abortion clinic that had failed to kill him for the cost of his life with them. When he does, he will be devastated,” wrote pro-life commentator Jonathon Van Maren.
“He will realize that his parents are sick people, that this is a sick culture, and that legal abortion has poisoned everything. That realization will be gut-wrenching, just as it has for each of us who have confronted this awful reality in one way or another in this growing culture of death.”