Surrogate Mom at Center of Legal Battle Speaks Out

Melissa Cook claims she was pressured - but refused - to abort one of the healthy male triplets she was carrying.
1:32 | 05/25/16

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Well, now to California and a custody case involving a surrogate mother of triplets. She is fighting the biological father for custody claiming surrogacy contracts are unfair and not in the best interest of the children. ABC's Abbie Boudreau has the story. Reporter: This morning, 48-year-old Melissa cook says she'll never give up her tight fight to see the three babies she gave birth to as a surrogate. I loved them while they were in me. I love them still. Reporter: But cook who is already the mother of four says early in the pregnancy the biological father told her he no longer wanted three babies. Saying he couldn't afford all of them. What were you thinking. To go back and say, oh, I changed my mind? That's ridiculous. Reporter: The attorney for the get etc father telling "People" magazine his client asked cook to abort one of the babies for concern of her health and the health of the children. There's no question it would violate the right to privacy to force someone to get an abortion. Reporter: Cook continued the pregnancy giving birth to three healthy babies earlier this year. The genetic father took them home. Now cook is taking her fight to court telling ABC news she is suing to ensure the children are in good hands and to have California's surrogacy laws changed. What do you think it would be like if you did get to hold the babies. I'd let them know that, you know, I'm here. I'm fighting for you guys. You guys are -- you guys will be okay. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Abbie Boudreau, ABC news, Los Angeles.

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