Is Sex Selective IVF Always a Good Thing?
I just read the saddest story about an Australian couple who were so desperate to have a baby girl that they actually aborted a pregnancy in which the woman was carrying twin boys. Sadly, the couple who already have 3 boys, lost a baby daughter in infancy and are now desperate to have another daughter.
So yes, their story is a sad one and I cannot imagine the loss they went through. But still, I find it H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E to abort twin babies just because they were not the desired sex.
The couple are so determined to have a baby girl, they have asked to do sex selection via IVF in Australia, where IVF happens to be subsidized They were denied by an independent bioethics panel because in Australia, sex selection in IVF is only allowed as preventative measure for genetic diseases or abnormalities.
So now they are taking the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to court.
This couple's obsession is out of control. Can they really be stable enough at this point to have another baby? I find this so sad and disturbing....it seriously breaks my heart.
What is worse is that if this couple still gets denied in Australia for the IVF, they very well may come to the U.S. where the procedure is allowed. I just do not see these people being fit to have another baby. Their obsession breaks all boundaries in my opinion.
They need help, not another child.
You can read the entire story here.