An Arizona woman allegedly wanted her late-term abortion to be covered by the state and went to great lengths to ensure it happened despite the procedure being entirely elective.
Chalice Zeitner is reported to have claimed she had cancer and provided forged doctor’s notes to her OB in order to have the abortion fees covered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. However, the doctor became leery of Zeitner’s previous claims of cancer when she returned to the clinic one year later, this time not to terminate a pregnancy but to deliver her full-term baby.
ABC 15 reports that 29-year-old Chalice Zeitner went to her OB seeking a late-term abortion. According to ABC 15, Zeitner told the OB that she had been diagnosed with cancer and terminating the pregnancy was medically necessary as she needed to resume cancer treatments immediately.
She allegedly told the OB that she had tumors in her abdomen and lower spinal area that needed to be surgically removed. It was also alleged that Zeitner presented a doctor’s note verifying the claims, and the abortion was done in at a Phoenix hospital. With the doctor’s note and claims of cancer, the abortion was considered medically-necessary and was paid for by taxpayers.
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