My thoughts and emotions have been spiralling all over the place today. Today I read that an Australian couple chose to use a Thai surrogate to birth their baby conceived during ivf. The surrogate was actually carrying twins, a boy and a girl and four months into the pregnancy, it was discovered that the baby boy had Down syndrome. The Australian couple asked the surrogate to terminate the pregnancy but she refused. After the twins were born the couple took the girl home to Australia leaving the boy behind with the surrogate.
Compounding the whole situation is the fact that the baby has a congenital heart defect. Around half of all babies born with Down syndrome have a heart defect. It is quite common and, in Australia, it is quite easy to fix. The surgery, while major, is considered routine here with extremely good outcomes.
In Thailand however, this surrogate…
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