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Report: surrogate baby rejected in India on gender

Judge tells media Australian couple left surrogate baby born in India because of its gender

Report: surrogate baby rejected in India on gender

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A judge says that an Australian couple rejected their biological child born to an Indian surrogate mother because of the baby's gender. But they took home its twin sibling.

News of the case that dates back to 2012 follows a recent furor over an Australian couple that left behind a disabled twin born to a Thai surrogate mother that prompted a ban on commercial surrogacy in Thailand.

Australian Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview broadcast on Thursday that she didn't know the gender of the rejected baby.

She says Australian diplomats delayed giving the parents a visa while they tried to persuade them to take both children.

Australia's Foreign Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Updated : 2021-06-22 11:57 GMT+08:00