Woman receives shocking 'sympathy card' with ultrasound photos of aborted fetus from clinic
A 29-year-old woman from Hull, East Yorkshire was traumatized after receiving a "sympathy card" with ultrasound images of her aborted fetus from the clinic where she had an abortion.
Nicky Windsor complained to the clinic after not being offered the choice of a single burial after having the abortion. She was completely stunned when, in response to the complaints, the clinic sent her ultrasound pictures of the aborted fetus. Windsor claims that she's had nightmares since receiving the card. The card reads, "Nicki, hope this gives you some comfort." Windsor said:
"I couldn't believe my eyes. It's absolutely disgraceful. I've never known anything like it. What were they trying to do to me? Why on earth would I want scan pictures? Going through a procedure like that is traumatic enough so to have it all brought back to me in the way that they did was absolutely shocking. When I first got the card I thought it was a nice gesture but when I opened it up and saw two baby scans it absolutely shattered me. It was just an awful feeling. It felt as if I had to go through the loss all over again."
Windsor started making complaints on June 28 after claiming that she wasn't offered the choice of a single rather than a mass burial or cremation. She said:
"After I had my procedure I should have been given the option for a single burial or cremation. I didn't have that so I felt like I never got the chance to grieve properly and you can't get that back. It felt like my chance had gone so I made a complaint and made a few calls. I think that's why they sent me the letter - as a way of saying sorry but it's just shocking."
Conifer House provides a range of healthcare services and is administered by City Health Care Partnership CIC. In a statement, City Health Care Partnership CIC's chief executive Andrew Burnell said:
"I would like to apologize on behalf of City Health Care Partnership CIC for any actions we may have taken that have caused unnecessary distress. It is never our intention to cause upset or worry and if we have done so on this occasion I'd like to take this opportunity to say how sorry we are. We are looking at the patient's claim very carefully and will fully investigate this incident through our normal procedures and processes; we would like to assure the individual that any necessary actions highlighted by this investigation will be implemented."
Windsor is extremely upset about the pictures and says that sending scans to women who had abortions could cause serious depression.
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