Sunday, January 09, 2011

Grieving Daughter's Death, Parents Abort Twins

An unnamed woman in Australia aborted twin boys conceived using IVF as she has three sons. Her first daughter died shortly after birth and she wants a girl

-- From "Couple with three sons abort twin boys conceived with IVF - and they will try again for a girl as their first daughter died" by Alex Marunchak, UK Daily Mail 1/7/11

[The married parents] are both aged in their 30s and have taken their case to a legal tribunal after an independent medical body known as the Patient Review Panel rejected their bid to choose the gender of their next child using IVF.

The couple said they had made the decision to terminate the twin boys but could not continue to have unlimited numbers of children.

And they warned that If their bid to have a daughter fails, they said they would go to America for IVF treatment in a bid to conceive a girl.

The case, in Australia, is to be reviewed by the State of Victoria's Civil and Administrative Tribunal which has the power to reverse the earlier decision and will hear the case in March.

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From "We want nothing but a girl" by Shelley Hadfield, Melbourne Herald Sun 1/8/11

The man said: "After what we have been through we are due for a bit of luck. We want to be given the opportunity to have a girl."

The woman, who is consumed by grief over the daughter who died soon after birth, admits she has become obsessed with having a daughter and it has become vital to her psychological health.

Victoria's Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 bans sex selection unless it is necessary to avoid the risk of transmission of a genetic abnormality or genetic disease to a child.

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