In a rare ruling a Melbourne couple have been denied the chance to go through IVF treatment to conceive a child.

Melbourne authorities have refused to let the couple seek IVF treatment due to ‘bad parenting’ of the woman’s other children. After losing their only other child together to SIDS the couple wanted a chance to have another child. The woman is reportedly so upset by the tragedy that she carries her infants ashes around with her.

Under Victorian law couples seeking IVF treatment are required to go thorugh a child protection check and they did not meet the requirements of this check. In recent years the Herald Sun reports that her 4 other children have been removed from her custody a number of times.

This ruling has only come into place in Victoria from 2010 and there are only a handful of other cases where couples have been refused treatment, most of which have been overturned and the parents to be have been allowed to go down the track of IVF.

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  • What a very great pity that this screening can’t be done for all want to be parents – there might be so much more screening so that little ones don’t end up getting harmed by their parents and end up with the grandparents because of drugs and/or other abusive actions.

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  • Oh dear, she sounds like a bit of a worry.

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  • I think the screening needs to be done for more than IVF (wanna be) patients, might be a lot less grief for these poor children in the world

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  • History is often a good indicator of the future. I think the right decision has been made. I hope she gets the help she needs with her other children.

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  • It sounds like she really needs some help. It’s probably a good thing.

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  • chance to go through

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  • have banned

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  • I think its a good thing as I sometimes think people should hold a license to be able to be a parent.

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  • oh dear – it is hard to read this story x

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  • Sounds like she may need some help, hope she gets the help she needs.

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  • Completely agree with the decision that’s been made here. It’s in the best interest of the other children involved too!

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  • it s banned

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  • I think if they’ve been proven to be bad parents, then yes they should be denied a chance at IVF.

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  • Looks correct at the moment

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  • It is not important who you have a child with but how you treat children. There is no guarantee she won\’t make changes to prevent her from taking steps to put this next child at risk. we need to protect the child. Children are not given to us as possessions, but to given to us to nurture and love to adulthood.
    Love your children, and if your new man loves you, he will find a way to love them too. Grieve for the child you lost but love your children

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