On the train on my way home this evening, I read one of those single paragraph articles they use to fill up space. It said that a mother in Australia was suing her IVF doctor because she had given birth to healthy twins after insisting that she only wanted one baby.
I've just looked it up - the full story is here, and it's not pretty. Since she's suing for the "wrongful birth" of one of her three-year-old twins, I wonder if she's had to choose which of the twins she would rather not have had?
The women concerned (yes, it's a lesbian couple) went to court today to try to ensure that their identities can never be revealed, because "it could be distressing for the girls to discover several years down the track that their mothers did not want to have them both".
Pity they didn't think of that before launching the court case.