A Spanish doctor was ordered to pay child support to a baby born after he bungled a woman's abortion, a judge ruled this week in Palma, Spain.
The baby was born healthy after a full nine-month term despite the doctor's performance of a surgical abortion to terminate the pregnancy, Spanish newspaper Diario de Mallorca reported Wednesday.
The boy is now 18 months old.
The mother, 24, didn't find out the abortion had failed until three months later, at which point it was too late to repeat the procedure.
In the unprecedented case, Judge Francisco Perez ordered the gynecologist pay $1,300 a month until the child's 26th birthday — plus another $189,000 for moral damages suffered by the young mother, Diario de Mallorca reports.
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