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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Child Support in Embryo Freezing Cases

From Connecticut Law Tribune:

The latest scientific technology that allows human embryos to be frozen and used years – even decades — after fertilization to produce offspring is raising legal questions about the rights of all involved.

Among the many questions that have been recently considered is whether a child born by in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be the beneficiary of court-ordered child support, especially when the father isn't informed of the pregnancy. So far, trial court rulings in many states have been inconsistent on the matter, leaving it likely that the issue will be taken to higher courts.

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Hat Tip: Naomi Cahn

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