Court de­nies par­ents son’s frozen em­bryos

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

In China’s first case on the in­her­i­tance of frozen em­bryos, two par­ents were told they could not in­herit their de­ceased son’s frozen em­bryos, at a court in East China’s Jiangsu prov­ince.

The cou­ple’s son and their daugh­ter-in-law, both only chil­dren, died in a car ac­ci­dent on March 20, 2013, five days be­fore they planned to trans­fer a fer­til­ized egg via in vitro fer­til­iza­tion to the daugh­terin-law’s uterus.

The young cou­ple did not have a child and were try­ing to con­ceive baby. They started the process in Feb 2012 and had four of their frozen em­bryos stored at a lo­cal hospi­tal.

The four em­bryos be­came the only hope for the two pairs of grand­par­ents to have a bi­o­log­i­cal grand­child.

The hospi­tal re­fused to give the fam­i­lies the em­bryos since sur­ro­gate mother­hood is banned in China.

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