Mom says hospital threatened to keep baby until bill's paid5/24/2012
Greece may be known as the cradle of Western civilization, but one new mom found it anything but civilized after a hospital reportedly threatened to hold her newborn until the bill was paid. The unemployed mother didn't have $1,500 for her cesarean section and was terrified the hospital would keep the baby -- especially because she says administrators made the same threat when her first baby was born 20 months ago. Thanks to a firm phone call from a member of activist group Women Against the Debt, Mom walked out with baby in tow, promising to pay in installments. The hospital's director denies that the threat was ever made, saying, "This is not a pawn shop where we hold your ring as a deposit."
What would you do if a hospital threatened to keep your child?