SIGN HERE: Support surrogate mother who refuses to abort one of her three babies
The commodification of children has reached frightening new heights. Melissa Cook, a surrogate mother, is being forced to abort one of her three babies. The father, known only as C.M., has decided that he only wants to keep two of the babies, so he is cruelly forcing Cook to kill one of the babies or face harsh financial punishment.
Melissa Cook is denying the father’s demands. Sign this petition to stand with Cook and let her know that she is making the right decision by giving life to all three of her babies.
C.M. a 50-year-old postal worker who lives with his parents made a selfish decision when he chose to bring babies into the world knowing that they would never know their mother. He then compounded this selfish decision when he decided to only keep two of the three babies that he willingly implanted in Cook, the surrogate mother.
Cook offered to keep the unwanted child, but C.M. would hear nothing of it. Instead, he claimed that she would be forced to pay a monetary fine if she refused to abort the baby.
Cook’s lawyer Harold Cassidy points out, “The notion that a man can demand that a mother terminate the life of one of the children she carries by an abortion, and then claim that she is liable for money damages when she refuses, is cruel to the mother. The idea that when a mother offers to raise the child that the man wanted her to kill, but the man insists that the child be raised by a stranger instead of the mother who loved him and saved his life, is cruel to the child.”
According to court documents, Cook told C.M. that she is pro-life and was “not having an abortion.” All three of the triplets are healthy, and there is no reason to go through a so-called “selective reduction.” The father continues to insist nonetheless.
Cook used to view surrogacy in a more favorable light, but her situation has revealed the deep-rooted problems with the arrangement. She told the Washington Post, “I no longer view surrogacy arrangements in the same favorable light I once did . . . I now think that the basic concept of surrogacy arrangements must be re-examined, scrutinized and reconsidered.”
The three precious lives inside Melissa Cook’s womb deserve full human rights and protection by the law. Sign this petition to tell Melissa Cook that you stand with her in her pro-life stance against the father’s cruel demands.
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