The RiotACT previously covered the case of a Canberra Lesbian couple who were suing their IVF specialist because they had asked for one child, yet received two. The case centred around the couple alleging that the doctor acted against their wishes and implanted two embryos, which apparently is standard practice for IVF. The couple, who have not been named, were seeking damages equal to the costs of raising the second child and also cited the loss of freedom and “suffering” for being lumbered with two children instead of one.
News.com.au reports that the ACT Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Dr Armellin, ordering the couple to pay all legal costs. The defence lawyer argued that the loss of freedom was experienced by all parents and was a normal part of parenthood.
The couple have 28 days to lodge an appeal.