Thursday, September 20, 2007

Count the ethical issues in this one

AP newswire service reported this week on a lesbian woman who is suing a doctor because she had twins after fertility treatments and she and her partner only wanted one child. The pair was “devastated” when they learned the “mom” was carrying twins and thought about giving one up for adoption. They want over $300,000 to cover the costs of raising one of the girls and another $12,000 for compensation for time off work. The mom says she told the doctor she only wanted one child but the embryologist implanted two embryos.

- from the Alberta Pro-Life E-update for September 20/07

....there are no words. This is just ridiculous. (man do I need better adjectives....)



Patricia said...

If I am not mistaken, they (doctors) implant more than one embryo in case one or more are not viable. Multiple births are common with fertility treatments are they not?

zhen said...

I honestly have no idea but its a point. Actually I think they store the remaining embryos (frozen) until they find out if the current one has worked. But the whole concept is repulsive...