An Australian couple who successfully conceived twin boys on the IVF program, had them aborted because they wanted a girl. They already have three sons and now want a girl after their baby daughter died. This is the kind of case that give pro-life crusaders real ammunition against abortion because it's so morally and ethically wrong.
An independent panel rejected the couple's bid to choose the gender of their child using IVF and they now want that decision overturned. A tribunal will review the case in March and if their request is denied, they will go to America . The woman in her thirties said she loved her sons but would do anything to have a daughter. "After what we have been through, we think we are due for a bit of luck" the man said.
Australian IVF pioneer Professor Gab Kovacs said he could not understand why the couple should be banned from having a girl. "I can't understand how it could possibly hurt anyone" he said. "Why should we make this illegal - who is this going to harm if this couple have their desire fulfilled?"
To the hundreds of desperate women on the IVF program longing for the conception of a child, no matter what sex, this story must turn their stomach. To think that a couple, who have already experienced the death of a baby, could so callously end the life of their two healthy unborn boys is an absolute disgrace.