Selective abortion. This time it’s with a twist. Typically it’s a woman who is pregnant and doesn’t want more than one baby. In this case, the mom wants to keep the babies to term. Her problem is that she’s a surrogate mother, and the “father” only wants two of the three babies that he paid to have implanted in her.
A man who paid a surrogate to have his baby became overwhelmed when he learned she was having triplets — and demanded the woman abort one of the fetuses while threatening her with financial ruin, she claims.
“They are human beings. I bonded with these kids. This is just not right,” mom-to-be Melissa Cook told The Post on Tuesday.
We’re setting aside the issue of surrogacy for money, in California it’s legal and that’s where the pregnant woman lives.
The babies’ dad, a Georgia man, hired [the woman]for $33,000 to have a child by in-vitro fertilization using his sperm and the eggs of a 20-year-old donor.
The California woman was implanted with three embryos, which defied the odds to all go on to develop normally.
[The woman], 47, said she and the man learned she was having triplets when the embryos were around 8 or 9 weeks. He almost immediately began to raise concerns, and they have grown increasingly threatening, she said.
The woman is 17 weeks pregnant and in California, abortions are not legal after the babies become viable at about 20 weeks. She has about three weeks to make up her mind whether she is going to murder one of the babies currently growing inside her or give in the demands of her paymaster.
The “dad” has his lawyer threatening to financially destroy her if she doesn’t abort one of the babies. Who picks the one destined to become harvested baby parts in a Planned Parenthood clinic? If she has the abortion will he tell the surviving babies he ordered the murder of their sibling?
What do you think this surrogate mom should do? Let us know in the comments.
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