4/29/2008 6:31 AM
By Ann Knef
is suing the Hope Clinic for Women in
claiming it committed battery by allowing a different doctor than
the one she specified perform an abortion Feb. 8.
Hildreth, 26, claims Chicago-area doctor Lisa Memmel, M.D.
performed an abortion, even though Hildreth consented to be
treated by a "Dr. Palmer," states the complaint filed
April 23 in Madison County Circuit Court.
Memmel has been named as a respondent in discovery.
According to a press release issued by staunch anti-abortion
activists Angela and Daniel Michael who operate Small Victories
mission, Memmel "should never have done the abortion because
of (Hildreth's) other pre-existing medical conditions."
Hildreth's attorney, Rhonda Fiss of
, asks for leave to name Memmel as a defendant within six months
of the filing.
"That the performance of the abortion upon Plaintiff by
Respondent in Discovery was totally without consent; or,
alternatively, was against the Plaintiff's will; or, alternatively
substantially varied from the specific consent granted by
Plaintiff," the complaint states.
"That as a result of the said battery, the Plaintiff
sustained damages in the form of physical injuries, emotional
harm, medical expenses, including past and future medical
expenses, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of normal
Hildreth is seeking in excess of $50,000 from Memmel and from Hope
Clinic, plus costs of the suit.
"Abortions aren't any safer than they were 30 years ago, they
just cost more," the Michaels state in a press release.