April 15, 2016
(BBC) – But Chief Judge Stephen Thackray of Western Australia’s Family Court ruled in a judgement released on Thursday that Pipah should stay with the Farnells. The judge acknowledged the case was emotionally charged for all parties, saying conflicts were exacerbated by cultural differences and the constant need for a translator. “Their ability to recall what happened, and in what order, has been impaired by the anxiety felt for the health of the babies, and by the tensions that arise when a woman’s body is rented for the benefit of others and where the unit of exchange is measured in the life of a new human being,” Judge Thackray said.
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