This is from the UK Daily Mail.
A pregnant mother allegedly conned her lover into thinking she had undergone an abortion so she could sell his newborn baby to a gay friend, a jury has been told.
The 29-year-old woman, from Perth, Perthshire, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly wanted to pocket up to £300 by selling her unborn daughter to the 35-year-old man.
The court heard how the woman and the gay man allegedly orchestrated an elaborate story in order to dupe the biological father into thinking the child had never been born.
But the court heard how the mother had given birth to the child in February 2011, before claiming the father was her gay friend.
After putting his name on the birth certificate, the pair allegedly duped the NHS, the local registrar and council officials in an alleged scam which rumbled on for nearly three years.
The court heard how, initially, the woman had pretended that she did not give birth to the child at all.
Instead, the pair allegedly set up a fake Facebook profile for a fictional woman known as Clare Green, who was described as the child’s surrogate mother.
The bogus profile claimed that the woman had been a surrogate for the gay man and that she had gone on to give him full custody of the child.
But the mother later admitted to council officials that she had been pregnant with her former lover but terminated the pregnancy. She claimed she then fell pregnant for a second time with her friend after sleeping together on his birthday.
The mother and the man are now on trial accused of carrying out the elaborate hoax over the baby girl’s parentage.
She claimed she had been in a relationship with the biological father from the end of 2009 to early 2010 and had fallen pregnant with him but had lost the baby.
She said that, once they had split up, she ended up sleeping up with her co-accused, an old friend, following a pub crawl to mark his birthday.
[…]The woman insisted that the other man could not have been the father as she had not seen him prior to falling pregnant.
But the court heard how doctors said the baby could not have been conceived in April 2010 and had instead been conceived at least one month later.
It was not until a second police interview that the woman finally conceded that the baby might have been her ex-partner’s because she had ‘slept with both of them’, the court heard.
And the UK Daily Mirror says that in fact her ex-boyfriend was the father:
The court had earlier heard that she and her co-accused duped the biological dad out of knowing he had a child by putting the other man’s name on the birth certificate.
A joint minute was lodged with the court which stated as fact that the duo registered their names as mother and father of the child at the registry office in Perth.
The agreed statement said they had both signed the register but it was a matter of fact, discovered subsequently, that another man was the biological father of the child.
Now remember, children do better when growing up in a stable home with their biological mother and biological father.
But think about the situation this little kid is going to find herself in. What kind of environment can a single gay man offer a child?
A Family Research Council paper cites 4 different studies thus:
In The Sexual Organization of the City, University of Chicago sociologist Edward Laumann argues that “typical gay city inhabitants spend most of their adult lives in ‘transactional’ relationships, or short-term commitments of less than six months.”
A study of homosexual men in the Netherlands published in the journal AIDS found that the “duration of steady partnerships” was 1.5 years.
In his study of male homosexuality in Western Sexuality: Practice and Precept in Past and Present Times, Pollak found that “few homosexual relationships last longer than two years, with many men reporting hundreds of lifetime partners.”
In Male and Female Homosexuality, Saghir and Robins found that the average male homosexual live-in relationship lasts between two and three years.
Is that nice to do to a child? Do we even care any more what children need when deciding who to have sex with? Or is it all adult selfishness, all the time now… and pass the bill for the damages to the next generation of motherless, fatherless, children? Children need us to restrain our passions so that they can get what they need. They are weaker and more vulnerable than we are, and our feelings and desires have to give ground so that they get what they need. We have to get used to self-denial and self-sacrifice for their benefit, because we are the ones who are choosing to make them. They didn’t ask to be born. We are the ones who choose the behaviors that create them, and that puts obligations, expectations and responsibilities on us.