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ABA Embryo Policy Voted Down

An American Bar Association policy which would have granted “possession and control,” of a frozen embryo to that parent willing to assume parental responsibilities was voted down. A majority of the 531 ABA delegates opposed the proposal, which had been supported by the ABA’s board of governors.

District of Columbia lawyer Estelle Rogers voiced her concern and claimed that the ABA’s first step into this new area “should not be a misstep.” Rogers voiced concerns over a hypothetical episode in which an abandoned woman loses rights over the embryo when her ex-husband decides to use the embryo to have children in a new marriage.

[Source: Nando.net – February 2, 1998]

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Nando.net - February 2, 1998