Tort Law

Abortion

This page is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court dealing with abortion and the related topic of medical malpractice.For more information about abortion issues see the page on Wikipedia

Abortion-Cases

1982 Naccash v. Burger, 223 Va. 406, 290 S.E.2d 825

“Wrongful birth” action. Parents awarded damages for emotional distress where negligence in blood testing had made them unaware of genetic disorder in fetus. Parents might have sought termination of pregnancy if they had been advised of disorder.

1949 Miller v. Bennett, 190 Va. 162, 56 S.E.2d 217

Plaintiff barred from recovery against person performing illegal abortion since she was guilty of moral turpitude.

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