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Do Frozen Embryo Rulings Have Implications in Abortion Debate? Supreme Court Asked to Weigh In - Family Law News

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

From the ABA Journal:

Two recent rulings concerning the fate of frozen embryos are raising questions about the rights of egg and sperm donors, the interpretation of unclear contracts and implications in the abortion debate.
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to consider one of the cases, decided in October by the Colorado Supreme Court, Above the Law reports.

In that case, the Colorado Supreme Court outlined the factors that courts should consider when considering the rights of a divorcing couple who disagree on the disposition of frozen embryos. Ruling in the case of Mandy and Drake Rooks, the court said judges should first look to any existing agreement and, if there is none, should consider six factors.

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