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Lorraine Courtney: When a medical miracle leads to painful choice

Lorraine Courtney

Published 15/01/2014 | 02:30

Fiona Whyte and Sean Malone with their surrogate Shobha.
Fiona Whyte and Sean Malone with their surrogate Shobha.

IT'S the medical miracle that can become a nightmare. "Pregnancy reduction" -- as it's euphemistically called -- is a horrific decision for any would-be parent to have to confront.

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It can go wrong and endanger the other foetus. And just how ethical is it to create a pregnancy and then decide to terminate it?

Irish couple Fiona Whyte and Sean Malone, who had twins using a surrogacy clinic in India, were the subject of an Irish Independent feature and an RTE documentary called 'Her Body, Our Baby' this week.

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