Fertility doctor ‘implants mother with strangers’ embryos and then performs abortion without consent

Fertility doctor ‘implants mother with strangers’ embryos and then performs abortion without consent

A married couple’s quest to add another child to their family took a traumatic turn, and they say it’s all due to the disturbing actions of their fertility doctor. When they had learned what had happened…it was almost too much to comprehend. You will NOT believe what this fertility Doctor DID!


David and Melissa Pineda are currently in the middle of a malpractice lawsuit against Torrance, California fertility doctor Dr Rifaat Salem, who they say implanted them with a strangers’ embryos and then subsequently carried out an abortion without their consent to prevent the possible mix-up pregnancy.

‘We went there to have a baby, not to kill a baby,’ Mrs Pineda told KTLA.

The parents say they went to Salem in December 2013, after struggling to conceive a fourth child, and two months later Mrs Pineda was implanted with a set of embryos.

But just two days after the procedure, while Mrs Pineda was on ordered bed rest, she says she got a call from the doctor telling her to come into the office immediately – even though it was a Sunday.

When she got to the practice, Mrs Pineda says she had a disturbing conversation with a nurse who said she came in to check on the couple’s remaining embryos on Saturday and found that all 14 original eggs were still in the petri dish – suggest that they had in fact been implanted with another person’s embryos.

Without any explanation, Dr Salem said he wanted to check in on how the embryos were doing. But Mrs Pineda believes she actually underwent a very painful dilation and curettage procedure – a scraping of the cervix which is the most common method used in first term abortions.

Mrs Pineda was told to come in the next day to receive an injection of a drug that would stop some of her bleeding, but she later found out that what she really received was the drug methotrexate – a chemical abortion drug.

When they later realized what had happened, the Pinedas hired malpractice lawyer Neil Howard to represent them in a lawsuit against Dr Salem.

Howard says Dr Salem broke the law since he did not get the Pinedas’ consent for either abortion procedure. In a sworn deposition, one of the doctor’s nurses says Mrs Pineda didn’t sign off on the D&C until after it was performed.

‘There’s no question in my mind that this was a viable healthy pregnancy that he wanted to make sure did not continue. That’s why he did two things: a chemical abortion and a surgical abortion. He wanted to be 1billion per cent sure this baby did not go to full term,’ Howard said.

The couple say they never would have agreed to an abortion and beleive that the couple whose embryos they received should know the truth about what happened.

‘What if we did have a viable baby that was going to be born we should have a little kid running around now because of what he did,’ Mr Pineda said. ‘That’s the hard part and what will never be replaced – the moments and the happiness with this child that we wanted and it’s not there now.’

Daily Mail Online’s to Dr Salem’s practice were not immediately returned Tuesday morning.

This is horrible! How can people like this Doctor live with himself after doing such a thing…

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