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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    The situations are completely different to me.

    If what reports are saying are true, the parents have chosen to leave their baby with someone who was not related to them, who lives in a developing country (in poverty if reports are to be believed) who would have no way of paying for the life saving surgery the baby needs.

    I hear what you are saying that it highlights how people with disabilities are valued or not in our society, but abandoning a living baby, and in such a way to hide the fact he existed (After all, they could have brought him back to Australia to be adopted) is completely different.

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    I agree they are different but I wouldn't say completely different. Ending a babies life v abandoning them are somewhat in the same-ish ball park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Probably hers and she's either trying to get money for medical treatment or covering up an affair/rape.
    I doubt it, the baby looks very much caucasian.

    Whatever happened, it does sound like she was a surrogate, and it does sound like the baby was left with her in Thailand. Whether the couple she is accusing of leaving the baby are his parents or not, someone has left that kid in Thailand.

    I do think this story highlights some very important issues surrounding overseas surrogacy which needs to be addressed ASAP, especially as more couples access fertility treatment overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    I have some interesting information. I spoke to someone who is directly related to a gay couple waiting to bring their babies home from Thailand.

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    I think I will wait to hear from a more reliable source before following this theory....

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I think I will wait to hear from a more reliable source before following this theory....
    She is following the story quite closely and heard it on the ABC radio this morning. But I assume it was the Melbourne radio station and I can't find any links.
    She did not hear it from them in Thailand.

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    VicPark, I think it was this article and Channel 9 are going to do a story.

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    It's on news.com.au

    Not that I trust any information about this story. It's been sensationalised beyond all comprehension.

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    There are way too many possibilities here. Either the Thai woman is lying, or the agency lied to the couple about the twin, or the couple are lying to the media about the twin (and I don't know many people who would admit to the world that they had done this).

    By my gut feeling, I believe the Thai woman because she was able to name the couple who just happened to have a daughter of the same age, that was born by surrogate in Thailand. As for the other two, it could be a toss up between them.

    Either way, I have donated to Gammy because he is the innocent one in all of this.

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    Ok so a factual update.

    Its illegal to terminate a twin in Thailand unless the mothers life is at great risk. The surrogate didnt choose to keep the baby he is legally hers. The WA couple knew all this and that Gammy was born, they refused to hold him post delivery and left some clothes for him when they took his sister.

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    Where did you read the update?

    How can you terminate one twin and not the other anyway? Wouldn't the termination of one terminate the other (or at least put the second twin in great danger of miscarriage?). Or did the bio parents want the whole pregnancy terminated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearlygirl View Post
    Where did you read the update?

    How can you terminate one twin and not the other anyway? Wouldn't the termination of one terminate the other (or at least put the second twin in great danger of miscarriage?). Or did the bio parents want the whole pregnancy terminated?
    No, it's called "selective reduction" and is relatively common in multiple pregnancies.


 

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