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Gammy: Biological parents deny wanting to leave him behind

The biological parents of baby Gammy said they wanted him as well as his twin sister but feared losing both children when the surrogate mother threatened to involve the police.

David and Wendy Farnell were criticised for leaving the seven-month-old in Thailand after finding out he had Down's syndrome, while returning home to Australia with his healthy sister Pipah.

But the pair told 60 Minutes on Australia's Channel Nine, that they had little choice but to leave Thailand after the children's surrogate mother Pattaramon Janbua had told them "if we try to take our little boy, she's going to get the police and she's going to keep both of the babies".

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Australian PM: Gammy case is 'an incredibly sad story'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the case of a six-month old baby abandoned by his Australian parents because he had Down's Syndrome is "an incredibly sad story."

He said it was one of the pitfalls of surrogacy and added: "I hate to think that a child could be abandoned like that."

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