The mother and father of the twin baby Gammy, who wanted a surrogate to abort because he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, are defending their decision to ask the surrogate mother from Thailand to have an abortion. But now they claim they never asked her to do so.
The horrific story highlights the problems associated with abortion, surrogacy and the targeting of babies with Down Syndrome, 90% of whom die in abortions, according to some reports.
As LifeNews has extensively reported, David and Wendy Farnell had not been seen since it emerged they abandoned Gammy in Thailand and returned to Australia with his healthy twin sister. Child protection officials had been trying to touch base with the man and his wife since Tuesday but visits to their home in Bunbury, south of Perth, went unanswered. An investigation was launched this week into the safety and welfare of the twin sister but authorities were unable to find the family. They were later found hiding in their home.
The father of a baby born with Down’s syndrome to a surrogate told Australia’s “60 Minutes” on Saturday that he demanded a refund on his surrogacy fees and would have aborted the baby had he known earlier that his baby had Down Syndrome.
Farnell, a convicted sex offender, cried and stumbled his way through an interview with the Australian news program.