Parents sue hospital for ‘psychological trauma’ of failed abortion and cost of bringing up daughter

Elisa Bellandi is a ‘smart and beautiful’ teenager according to her doting father. Like many 14-year-olds around the world her favourite band is One Direction and she loves singing.

Elisa dreams of one day being a lawyer or psychologist. And it is not hard to understand why. Because in many ways she is very different from many teenagers.

She has had to come to terms with the knowledge that not only was she a ‘mistake’ baby, conceived when her mother had already passed 40, but that she survived both a miscarriage and a failed abortion.