A woman is recovering after giving birth at the state’s only abortion clinic.
A woman visited the Jackson Women’s Health Clinic Wednesday, for what she thought would be her first abortion consultation.
She believed she would only meet with a doctor and have an ultrasound done, but instead the doctor determined she was in labor.
Jackson Women’s Health Clinic, Director, Shannon Brewer said, “He asked us to call 911, instructed us that they patient was fixing to deliver.”
But before paramedics could arrive, the baby was born.
Brewer said, “I’ve been here 18 years and I’ve never seen that happen.”
Brewer also said it’s common for their patients to not know how far along they are in their pregnancies.
“It’s a common thing for us to see patients for their initial visit and they’re too far or they just don’t know how far along they are,” said Brewer.
Protesters outside the clinic said they are relieved to know a baby was born in the clinic.
Pro-Life Mississippi, Vice President, Dana Chisholm said, “At first we didn’t realize it was a live child and we’re really excited for a live child to be born here because we’re here week after week and what we see is women leaving here after having an abortion.”
The patient went to the hospital over the weekend complaining of back pains.
The hospital sent her home without detecting the pregnancy.