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 …

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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 …