The case is a done deal (and was pretty clear cut from where I sit), but the judge’s ruling summed up what I thought were some critical points to the overall issue:
“It is a disturbing consequence of modern biological technology that the fate of the nascent human life, which the Embryos in this case represent, must be determined in a court by reference to cold legal principles,” Judge Anne-Christine Massullo of San Francisco Superior Court wrote in the decision. “However, only an infinitesimally small percentage of the four million frozen embryos currently in storage in the United States are destined to be implanted and brought to life. There must be rules to govern the disposition of the rest.”
Anyone here that can speak to their IVF experience and what the options on their contract were?
Anyone aware of how state laws may vary on this and may or may not require certain options on these forms from clinics?
I’m curious if the industry is generally pretty on top of the reality of people divorcing or changing their minds and how they address those possibilities beforehand.