Friday, July 4, 2008

Paganism's Ugly Head

Abandoned IVF twins
HOSPITAL workers were left stunned after a couple reportedly abandoned IVF twin girls immediately after giving birth because they weren't boys. The couple of Indian heritage but who are British citizens living in Birmingham told medical staff directly after the Caesarean section delivery they weren't going to accept the girls as they were the "wrong sex". The Sun reported. The husband even reportedly asked staff at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton how soon his wife would be fit enough to fly to India to have renewed fertility treatment in an attempt to have boys to carry on the family name.
The couple had undergone IVF treatment in India because with the mother aged 59 and the father a 72-year-old they were deemed too old to undergo the procedure in Britain. The Sun quotes a source at the hospital as saying: “Everyone is utterly appalled. How could any parent do this? “This is Britain in the 21st century.“But they just weren’t prepared to raise these two beautiful girls.”
Female babies are often abandoned and sometimes left for dead or killed in India by traditional families who only value male offspring. Following the discharge of the mother, who ignored medical advice that she should rest in hospital, the babies have been transferred to another hospital in Birmingham where they have received no visitors. British authorities have told The Sun they are investigating the matter.
Link to Fr. Ray Blakes's St. Mary Madalene blog post entitled Abandoned IVF twins (here)

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