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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

NO EMBRYOS FOR YOU!

A British woman left infertile after having been treated for ovarian cancer has no right to any of her fertilized eggs frozen before her ovaries were removed.


Her former fiance who provided the sperm for the 2001 in vitro fertilization has changed his mind about having a child with with woman and refused to continue with the process. British law stipulates consent is needed from both parents throughout every stage.

The embryos now will be destroyed, along with the woman's hopes of ever becoming a mother.

And, we wonder why some women want to run over their boyfriends with their cars.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

as heartless as it sounds, men have rights, too...takes two to tango (and fertilize eggs)..I say: adopt...if he doesn't want his DNA running around, he has that right, too..

Wed Apr 11, 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Sofia said...

So much for equal rights in other countries-American women who complain about everything in the USA should take note

I don't believe in the fertilization stuff but that is not the point here

Wed Apr 11, 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

Just because we have the medical technology to do somethng doesn't mean we should do it.

Wed Apr 11, 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

sofia, it IS equal rights in other countries, they take BOTH male/female intentions/consent into account...in US a woman can get an abortion w/o her partner's consent (the father) so why can't a man bar fertilization of a woman's egg..is really same thing..what's good for the goose is good for the gander...unfortunately, it is the gosling who suffers in the end..

Wed Apr 11, 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous tired of men's crap said...

I think it's the promises that go along with this that are no longer acknowledged that makes it a shame. That poor woman was counting on some a-hole to help her have a baby. It was her last shot, and he wasted her eggs. Probably out of spite. Jerk.

Wed Apr 11, 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous AN American said...

In the interest of American-British relations,I do by offer my services to the lass.

God Save the Queen!

Thu Apr 12, 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I hear Howard K. Stern is looking to be somebody's "baby daddy"...cheerio Howie..

Thu Apr 12, 12:06:00 PM  

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