Surrogate Mothers Refuse Abortion Despite Contract

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December 27, 2015 by socialaction2014

Two surrogates in California, in two separate cases, are refusing to abort one of the triplets they are carrying. Their contract stipulates they are required to do so under the “selective reduction” clause of their contract but the judge might rule in favor of the biological mother’s right to choose. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) discuss on The Young Turks. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Two California women, each pregnant with triplets, are claiming they are being pressured to ‘reduce’ the number of fetuses they carry to term.

Both women had signed a clear contract before becoming pregnant. But thinking about being pregnant and actually being so are two very different states.

On offer for surrogates Melissa Cook, 47, and Brittneyrose Torres, 26, both of California, was over $30,000, plus a bonus for each additional baby that resulted from their in vitro fertilization. Part of the fine print included a “selective reduction” clause—if the implantation resulted in a multiple pregnancy, the intended parents could request that one or more of the fetuses be terminated.” *

*Read more here…


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