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A woman in a vegetative state for 14 years gave birth to a healthy baby boy Dec. 29 in Arizona.

Woman in vegetative state for 14 years gives birth at nursing facility

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PHOENIX (CIRCA via WOAI) — Authorities are reportedly investigating a disturbing rape of a woman in a vegetative state at a nursing facility.

It happened at Hacienda Healthcare Facility in Phoenix. Doctors and nurses had no idea the woman was pregnant, so were stunned when she went into labor last week.

The woman has been in a vegetative state for about 14 years after a near-drowning accident, KTVK reported.

According to the news station's source, the patient started moaning and a nurse ended up delivering the baby. The woman gave birth to a healthy boy Dec. 29.

The source said the patient had around-the-clock care with many people having access to her room.

Adult Protective Services and the Arizona Health Department are both looking into the rape, as well as local law enforcement.

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