After the worldwide storm over baby Gammy, a child with Down Syndrome whose parents abandoned him with the surrogate mother after he and his twin sister were born, another case of baby abandonment has cropped up.
In this case, the Australian parents who contracted with a surrogate mother in India abandoned the baby boy because they already had a girl baby. Ironically, the global phenomenon of gendercide and sex-selection abortions see girls targeted for abortions and infanticide because cultural preferences in many Asian countries is for boys over girls.
The couple decided on abandoning the baby boy despite the fact that Australian officials pleaded with the parents not to abandon him, but to take him back to Australia with them. Local media in Australia indicate the abandonment occurred in 2012 but is only coming to light now.
“They already had one sex and they didn’t want the other child,” Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant told the ABC.
In the case of Gammy from earlier this year, (he is pictured right), the mother and father of the twin baby, who wanted a surrogate to abort because he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, and defended their decision to ask the surrogate mother from Thailand to have an abortion.