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.
The 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.
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.