Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 7:25 pm
Post subject: OMG I JUST READ THIS!!!!!!
A couple who travelled to India for IVF treatment dumped their newborn twins at a British hospital when they found out they were girls.
Reports said the mother, 59, and father, 72, travelled to India for fertility treatment that would not have been allowed in Britain because of their age.
The parents, who were born in India but are British citizens living in Birmingham, reportedly told doctors they did not want the "wrong sex" babies immediately after the children were born by Caesarean section in Wolverhampton's New Cross hospital a fortnight ago.
The newspaper says the husband then asked medics how long it would be before his wife was fit enough to fly back to India for more IVF treatment in the hope of getting a boy to continue the family name.
It was reported the twins have now been transferred to a central Birmingham hospital, where they have not been visited a single time.
A spokeswoman for New Cross Hospital said she could not make any comment because of "data protection reasons".
Birmingham Council's social services department said it is investigating.
Countries such as India are known to display a cultural preference for sons
Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:13 pm
you think thats bad, In Sheffield when my mum was preganat with my little brother, so 89, they wouldn't tell you the sex of your baby at your 20 week scan, because some women from ethnic backgrounds were terminating their pregnancies themselves, by methods I don't want to tell you because they found out they were carrying girls.
I don't get it at all
Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 9:39 pm
That has made me feel physically sick. How disgusting. You hear those kind of stories from China where they drown their kids at birth if they're the "wrong" sex. People like that should be dumped on a cold outer hebridean island with no food, love and left to fend for themselves and see how they like it xxxx
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Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:48 am
Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:56 am
i dont know how anyone could bring themselves to do something like this. its disgusting!!!!!! at the end of the day-that baby is yours and it is your resposibility regardless of whet gender it is!!!!!!
I always say i want a boy but i would love the baby just as much if its a girl.!
Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 1:57 pm
that realy is disgusting-the people from these ethnic backgrounds must realise it takes 2 to tango, i bet they dont want their precious sons marrying out of their ethnic backgrounds -if there are no girls will they be happy to accept a white daughter in law when their baby boys become men. its crazy.
Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 11:13 am
omg that is terrible i cant believe people can be so heartless i mean i would love a baby girl cos i got 3 boys but if i have another boy i wont be dissapointed or anything i will love it just the same
it makes me feel sad that people could not want them just cos they r the wrong sex