Unshelved by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum
comic strip overdue media

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I feel sorry for her

although, of course, the man had a fundamental right to block her from using the embryos they'd created when they were together. But they went through the in vitro fertilisation specifically because she had pre-cancerous cells in her ovaries and had had to have the ovaries removed. So, she has no other option to have a biological child, whereas he does. It must be terribly frustrating to have these embryos in storage without being able to use them, and now they'll be destroyed. The one friend I have who has been through in vitro was surprised this wasn't all hammered out ahead of time; she and her husband had to establish custody of their embryos. Maybe clinic policies are different in England, or they were different when the couple went through IVF in 2000.

UK woman loses European appeal over frozen embryos

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