This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Alexia Harriton and Keeden Waller cases. Olga Harriton contracted rubella during her pregnancy with Alexia (b. 1981) and stated she would have had an abortion had she been properly advised. Lawrence and Debbie Waller stated that had Lawrence been scanned for the blood virus AT3 they would have used donor sperm or terminated Debbie's pregnancy rather than risk Keeden's (b. 2000) health.