He Threatened Her With Financial Ruin If She Didn’t Abort One Of The Triplets She’s Having
A Georgia unnamed man paid a surrogate to have his baby and is now asking her to abort them! He became overwhelmed when he learned that she was having triplets, and demanded that the , Melissa Cook, abort one of the fetuses and blackmailing her with financial ruin.
“They are human beings. I bonded with these kids. This is just not right,” mom-to-be Melissa Cook tells The Post.
Currently, it is illegal to treat surrogacy in any type of commercial use in New York, where they hold residency. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers are currently working on lifting the ban, which came into play in 1993.
The babies’ biological father hired Cook and paid her $33,000 to have a child by in-vitro fertilization using his sperm and the eggs of a 20-year-old donor.
In the end, Cook was implanted with three embryos. That’s usually the procedure when it comes to in-vitro fertalization, they plant 3 embryos hoping that at least one will go on to develop fully. It is extremely rare to see ALL 3 embryos develop fully.
Cook, 47, said she and the man learned she was having triplets when the embryos were around 8 or 9 weeks. That is when he began to raise concerns and that his outspokenness has grown to a threatening level. Cook now finds herself 17 weeks pregnant and has a 5th child as a surrogate.
She is nearing the 20-week deadline, as 20 weeks is the set timeframe in which one cannot abort their child.
“As you know, his remedies where you refuse to abide by the terms of the agreement, are immense [and] include, but are not limited to, loss of all benefits under the agreement, damages in relation to future care of the children [and] medical costs associated with any extraordinary care the children may need,” – His Warmsley lawyer warned her. This means that if she didn’t abide by his decision to abort, he would leave her to take care of all the triplets by herself and he would get away scotch free.
Cook received another letter from Warmsley on Tuesday urging her to schedule a “selection reduction” by the end of that day.
A day earlier, Cook argued in an emotional letter to the dad, “The doctor put in three healthy embryos . . . The chances were high they were all going to take. You knew I was 47 years old. If you knew you only wanted two babies, then why put in three embryos?”
Under their contract, Cook is entitled to $33,000 pregnancy fee for one baby, plus an additional $6,000 for each additional child.
Given the pressure she’s under, Cook said Tuesday that she was wavering on her decision to keep all three babies.
Article: NY Post