Hacienda patient may not have shown signs of pregnancy, expert says

Police seek staff DNA over vegetative woman's baby

DNA samples from all male employees at an Arizona long-term care facility were collected Tuesday as authorities investigate how a woman - who has been in a vegetative state for more than a decade - became pregnant and carried the baby to term without the staff knowing.

Police investigators served Hacienda Healthcare with a search warrant that demanded DNA samples from all of its male employees.

In 12 states, "pro-life" groups and the politicians who represent them have pushed through laws that require doctors to keep pregnant women on life support, regardless of the woman's wishes; in 19 other states, a pregnant woman can not dictate her own end-of-life care.

In addition, the records reveal that the patient's last doctor's examination took place more than eight months prior to the December 29 birth, which according to Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson "took everyone [at the facility] by surprise".

The woman, who remains in a vegetative state, and the baby are recovering at a hospital, Thompson said.

In recent days police have addressed the media to give more information about the sexual assault investigation now underway, after they were alerted to the birth.

"The family obviously is outraged, traumatized and in shock by the abuse and neglect of their daughter at Hacienda HealthCare", the family's attorney, John Micheaels said.

"Sadly, one of her caretaker was not to be trusted and took advantage of her.it is my hope that justice will be served".

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San Carlos Apache Police Chief Alejandro Benally said Phoenix police "will do all they can to find the perpetrator". They also say health care workers need better training on identifying and reporting sexual abuse. "Those things are shocking to me", she said.

Board member Gary Orman said the facility "will accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation".

On its website, Hacienda HealthCare says it provides care for "medically fragile and chronically ill infants, children, teens, and young adults as well as those with intellectual and developmental disabilities". The police and under investigation for rape. But the 29-year-old woman, who is described in a medical report as having tubes to feed her and help her breathe, may not have had a swollen belly, according to a doctor of fetal medicine.

INNES: That's right. And the tribe issued a statement saying that they are working with Phoenix police on this case, and the family has a lawyer.

The birth and what can only be called rape is now the subject of a police investigation and has resulted in the resignation of the facility's CEO, Bill Timmons.

The Arizona Department of Health Services said it was aware of the allegations and would conduct an inspection of the center, which is about 7 miles south of downtown Phoenix. However, according to reports, workers at the care facility where she lives didn't notice the developing pregnancy.

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