“A mother who gave birth to a twin girl following an incomplete termination is suing the hospital where she had the procedure for £250,000 to help with the cost of raising the child.”
“I still don’t know if, or what, I am going to tell Jayde when the time comes,” she added. “Maybe when she is nine or 10 I will sit her down and explain it to her. I just hope that she understands what happened and why I did it. Of course it will be much harder to explain to her that she had a twin.”
Yes. Right. Let’s imagine how that conversation might go, shall we?
“I’ve got something to tell you.”
“Well, when you were very little, and still in Mummy’s tummy, there were two of you – you, and your sister. When I found out that you were both there, I tried to have you both killed.
Your sister was successfully killed, but you survived. I didn’t know, otherwise I’d have told them to have another go at it. When I found out, the law said that it was too late to try again. I was really angry, so I sued the people who were supposed to have killed you because they didn’t do their job properly.”
“Mummy… why did you try and kill me?”
That’s just inexpressibly tragic.