No they did not have to do this....they choose to do this. She could have carried her remaining offspring to full term and given birth and needed care. But apparently the parents or medical personnel or both did not think having a baby with a defect was worthy of life. His life may have been shortened by the defect, but we will never know because he was delivered and killed. Notice all the euphemisms given to the way they described the event.
I note in the interview that a woman who sounds like the Gloria Aldred of Australia is saying that she hope the couple will contact her so she can help them....as in sue for lots of $$. So how much will two lives get the couple??
"The procedure went ahead on Tuesday but the wrong foetus was terminated. The sick child also had to be terminated after an emergency caesarean."
" A spokeswoman says it's a terrible tragedy and the hospital is deeply sorry for the loss suffered by the patient and her family."
"After carrying her twin boys for 32 weeks a Victorian woman has now lost them both."
No, after carrying her twin boys for 32 weeks, she killed them. She, along with her husband and the doctors who advised and carried this out. They will have to live with that.
Note all the sympathy for the woman and her family....and I might add for the two boys who were given a lethal injection to kill them.