Tags: high court | woman | grandchild | frozen | eggs

High Court: Woman Can't Carry Grandchild Using Daughter's Frozen Eggs

By    |   Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 12:30 PM

Britain’s High Court has decided not to let a woman, known as "Mrs. M," carry her grandchild via her late daughter's frozen eggs.

Before Mrs. M’s daughter died of cancer in 2011 at the age of 28, she had signed a consent form allowing her eggs to be frozen and sent to a fertility regulator in the U.K., The Associated Press reported. The daughter, however, failed to complete an additional form that would have indicated her intended use for the frozen eggs.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HEFA) refused to send the eggs to the U.S. so that her 59-year old mother could use them for her own impregnation. HEFA said it did not have proof that the deceased woman wanted her mother to use the eggs.

“I want you to carry my babies. I didn't go through IVF to save my eggs for nothing. I want you and dad to bring them up, they will be safe with you,” Mrs. M claims her daughter told her, according to the Daily Mail. The woman reportedly planned on using the eggs with donor sperm for an IVF treatment at a New York fertility clinic.

Mrs. M and her husband challenged HEFA's ruling in a case that made its way to Britain's High Court, which ultimately ruled against allowing the woman to carry her grandchild.

London Justice Ouseley presided over the hearing and admitted, “I must dismiss this claim, though I do so conscious of the additional distress which this will bring to the claimants, whose aim has been to honor their daughter's dying wish for something of her to live on after her untimely death,” according to the Daily Mail.

The court also mandated that Mrs. M and her husband pay £10,000 ($15,600 USD) to cover HEFA’s litigation costs.

Related Articles:

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Britain’s High Court has decided not to let a woman, known as "Mrs. M," carry her grandchild via her late daughter's frozen eggs.
high court, woman, grandchild, frozen, eggs
325
2015-30-16
Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 12:30 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved