This appalling story shows just some of the things that can happen as a result of IVF. Here are just a few features. Some overlap with each other.
–“Parents” who hire another woman to bear “their” baby, an IVF embryo, though it turns out that the supposed biological mother actually isn’t the baby’s mother at all, because they used an egg donor.
–The complete post-modernization of the very concept of parenthood.
–“Parents” who at first think of themselves as the child’s parents, then, when it turns out the child is imperfect, want the child killed, then, when they can’t succeed in getting the child killed, decide they do want to be regarded as her parents, but only so that they can abandon her to the state of Connecticut and no longer be her parents, then, when the birth mother runs away to a state where she will be the child’s mother at birth, sue for parental rights for who-knows-what reason, then in the end decide not to challenge the baby’s adoption by yet a third set of people provided that they can have occasional reports on her progress. It’s make-it-up-as-you-go-along parenthood.
–Direct coercion upon the surrogate to try to get her to have an abortion, followed by attempted bribery when coercion doesn’t work.