Surrogate mom in custody battle after refusing to abort triplets

Three triplets are at the center of a custody battle and federal lawsuit challenging California's surrogacy law.

Melissa Cook is a 37-year-old surrogate mother who gave birth to triplets she was carrying Monday night in Los Angeles.

But the father who hired her initially told her to have an abortion, claiming he could not afford all three babies.

She refused, saying she is pro-life, and is now fighting for parental rights.

Cook's lawyer said a California state judge gave the father parental rights, and as a result, the infants were taken away from Cook the instant they were born.


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