Asked by Deidre on 23-12-2020 03:33:54
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Eastern Cape
I need help please. I was in a relationship with a guy for more than a year. I fell pregnant and he wanted me to go for an abortion upon which I refused. He manipulated me into trusting and believing him that he was ohk with the pregnancy. During the pregnancy I had difficulty sleeping and he gave me tablets which he convinced me he got from Dis-chem for my lack of sleep and its "herbal tablets and safe during pregnancy". I tool his word as he said that was conveyed to him by the pharmacy. A week after taking the tablets I started spotting and consulted my Gynae who confirmed these tablets are not safe or to be taken during pregnancy. I then lost the baby and nearly bleed myself to death. I personally have a feeling that since my partner did not want the baby initially, ,he purposely gave me the tablets knowing its unsafe. Can he legally be held responsible for the death of my baby and near death of myself? Honestly I feel he is guilty because after the baby died he walked away as if he never knew me...
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