Surrogate who refused abortion speaks to WFAA-TV
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By Monica Hernandez - Posted at WFAA-TV:
"This was, of course, a difficult decision, especially because he’s not my baby. I understood how scared the biological parents must have been. I remembered how scared and confused I was when I got pregnant with my own twins. I was twenty years old, had not planned for the prospect of having one, yet alone two children and was frightened. I remember thinking, how much easier it would all be if there were easy answers. I did not consider an abortion even if, at that moment, it would have made things a-lot [sic] easier. Instead, at twenty years old and with no idea how I could afford or care for twins, I chose to provide them life. That decision was the best decision I’ve ever made. My children have been my biggest blessings and my greatest treasures."A baby at the center of a legal battle and national debate will receive life-saving surgery after a lengthy showdown between his biological parents and the surrogate who carried him.
The baby was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, or HLHS, 16 weeks into pregnancy. His biological parents demanded an abortion. The surrogate, refused, saying doctors told her the condition was treatable and never recommended an abortion.
Monica Hernandez sent questions to the surrogate, who doesn't want to be identified. Here are her answers: ...