Tuesday 28 March 2017

Lorraine Courtney: When a medical miracle leads to painful choice

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

Lorraine Courtney

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.

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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