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Mother of son with Down syndrome sues hospital, would’ve had abortion

A mother of a 4-year-old son with special needs is suing a British hospital alleging they failed to test for the condition — otherwise she would’ve had an abortion.

Edyta Mordel, 33, of Reading, wants almost $250,000 in compensation for the cost of raising her son, Aleksander, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome in a case termed “wrongful birth,” according to The Mirror.

“Miss Mordel would have been offered an abortion and she and her partner, Aleksander’s father Lukasz Cieciura, agreed they would have terminated the pregnancy,” Mordel’s lawyer, Clodagh Bradley QC, told the High Court in London, the outlet reported.

Mordel, who is originally from Poland, said she was given the all-clear at 12 weeks into the pregnancy, believing the test had been carried out.

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