The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #7

Frozen pre-embryos: Life or ‘marital property’? Mo. court decides tough custody case. In the fall of 2005, Jalesia McQueen’s then-husband, Justin Gadberry, was deployed to Iraq as a member of the U.S. Army. The couple had been married just two months, but before he left, they discussed having children and the challenges that might prevent…

The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #6

He was the perfect sperm donor. Then 26 families found out he wasn’t At least 36 donor-conceived children face uncertain futures after their supposedly healthy sperm donor turned out to be a man with serious mental illness. By: Theresa Boyle Health, Published on Sat Apr 09 2016 … The donor was nothing like the perfectly…

The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #5

Dad demands abortion after surrogate learns she’s having triplets A man who paid a surrogate to have his baby became overwhelmed when he learned she was having triplets — and demanded the woman abort one of the fetuses while threatening her with financial ruin, she claims. “They are human beings. I bonded with these kids.…

The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #4

S.F. woman who sought to have embryos preserved loses legal case A judge ruled Wednesday that the frozen embryos of a divorced San Francisco couple must be thawed and destroyed despite the ex-wife’s desire — over her former husband’s objections — to use them to become pregnant. The decision by Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo…

The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #3

Canadian surrogate eliminated baby from triplet pregnancy at urging of overseas couple Kari Smith felt a real rapport with the overseas couple who commissioned her to have their child: they were about the same age, seemed to hold similar values and even shared a love of craft beer. Then the Nova Scotia-based surrogate discovered she…

The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #2

Parental status ‘lost to incompetence in IVF sector’ Dozens of people who had fertility treatment might not be the legal parents of their children as a result of “widespread incompetence” in the sector, a judge has said. . . . Consent forms, which give legal parental status, were not properly completed by clinics, it emerged.…

The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #1

Chicago Court Gives Woman Frozen Embryos Despite Ex-Boyfriend’s Objections In a closely watched, long-running dispute over who gets custody of frozen embryos when the man and woman who created them disagree, an appeals court in Chicago ruled 2 to 1 on Friday that a woman whose fertility was destroyed by cancer treatment could use embryos…