Surrogate Mother Of Triplets Sues After Father Presses For Abortion
Surrogate mother Melissa Cook says after she discovered she was having triplets, the father of the babies pressured her to abort one.By Matt Picht | January 6, 2016
California's permissive laws on surrogate pregnancies are on trial after a woman filed suit in the state to void her surrogacy contract and keep the children she's pregnant with.
The New York Post first brought Melissa Cook's case to light in November, when she claimed the genetic father of the triplets she's currently pregnant with tried to pressure her into aborting one of them.
California's policies are relatively friendly toward surrogacy. And many of the state's surrogacy contracts contain a clause enabling the parents to choose to abort the child — something that's caused problems in other cases.