Sheri Shepherd Cuts Off Unwanted Surrogate Newborn Baby From Her Health Insurance

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 17, 2014   |   4:23PM   |   Washington, DC

Former “The View” co-host Sheri Shepherd came under fire earlier this year after reports surfaced showing she wanted  “nothing to do” with her unborn child now that her marriage has folded. Shepherd reportedly used IVF to conceive a child with her husband Lamar Sally but now is not interested in caring for the baby, who is being carried by a surrogate mother.

Now, Sally says in a new interview that Shepherd has removed the newborn baby boy she had via surrogate from her health insurance.

Here’s more:

sherishepherdThe TV writer opens up about the custody battle over Lamar Jr (or as he calls him ‘LJ’) in a new interview with People Magazine.

In the chat, Lamar says Sherri, 47, was enthusiastic about having the child until six months into the surrogate’s pregnancy and then everything changed.

He told the publication: ‘She said, “We’ll coparent. We’ll work it out. I never thought in a million years she would turn her back on LJ.”

He went onto claim that his estranged wife was initially enthusiastic about having the child: ‘[Sherri] said, “I will love the baby like it’s mine. It’s not about whose egg it is. I’m going to instantly have a connection with this baby. That’s being a mother.”‘

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Lamar also alleges that Shepherd removed Lamar Jr from her health insurance.

Adding that when they decided upon surrogacy, Shepherd ‘signed all the paperwork except for the birth order.’ A birth order is a legal document declaring who the intended parents will be.

But Lamar says he’s most concerned about future consequences for his son: ‘I think it’s the worst thing in the world for LJ to look at his birth certificate at 16 and see it says “mother unknown”.’

‘We sit and watch football,’ he said of the boy. ‘I was surprised at the bond we have already. He’s chill with me.”

This story demonstrates one of the problems with in-vitro fertilization. The first problem for the pro-life movement is that the surrogate mother or the egg donor could decide they no longer want to carry the pregnancy to term and decide to terminate the unborn child’s life in an abortion.

sherishepherdBut the second problem is in this type of situation where the egg donor changes her mind about the child. Then questions crop up about who will raise the child and whether the baby will have to be put up for adoption or placed in the foster care system — something that is less likely to happen in a natural pregnancy situation.