Susanna Reid forced to apologise for asking lesbian couple 'who will be mum' as they sue the NHS amid fertility battle
SUSANNA Reid was today forced to apologise for asking a lesbian couple "who will be mum?"
Influencers Megan and Whitney Bacon-Evans appeared on Good Morning Britain as they discussed suing the NHS over its "discriminatory" fertility policy.
The wives – who have been together for 13 years and married for four – hope to make it easier for same-sex couples to have a family funded through the NHS.
Susanna asked the couple on today's programme: "What are your dreams, what are your hopes?
"Who wants to be mum? How many children would you like to have?"
Megan replied: "Well we both want to be mum.."
Putting her hands up over the error, Susanna said: "Sorry, of course you both want to be mum as in, of course you'll both be mum..
"I apologise for that insensitivity…"
She then continued: "Who wants to carry the baby?"
The couple laughed off the badly-worded question as the appeared to be unoffended.
Instead they remained focused on their aim to shine a light on the inequality of NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Frimley's fertility policy.
Megan and Whitney are required to undergo 12 rounds of costly private treatment before they can get NHS support.
They estimate the cost of having a child as a female same-sex couple, or as a single woman, could reach £50,000.
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