Saturday, September 22, 2007

Couple Sues Doctor for Having Twins

I ran across this story while aimlessly browsing the internet. Apparently there is a couple suing their doctor because they had twins when they only wanted one child. Another essential piece of information is that they are lesbians who chose to have a child through an in vitro fertilisation. Apparently they made it clear to their doctor that they only wanted one child and should therefore be entitled to an exorbitant amount of money to pay for the costs of raising the second child.

As far as I'm concerned, this is outrageous and ridiculous. When people decide to have a child, they don't really get to decide whether or not they have twins. I'm not sure why these lesbians think that they should be any different except for the fact that they're lesbians. They should live with their choice just like everyone else.

Mostly I feel sorry for the twin girls in this whole situation. Which one of them is supposed to be the "wanted" one and the "unwanted" one, not to mention that they don't get to grow up in a regular family environment. It's another ridiculous example of the extremely litigious society we live in. I say get over it. You made your choice; now live with it like the rest of us.


DMAK said...

I agree this is the most ridiculous thing I have heard in some time.

Anonymous said...

There's a great discussion going on about this topic here at Pink Sofa
If this link doesn't work, go to, visit the forums and the discussion is under "Parenting Issues"