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Women lose legal fight to use their frozen embryos

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.831-c (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:831
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Two women, whose former partners refused to let them try to conceive using frozen embryos stored before their relationships ended, last week lost their legal battle in the High Court in London to save the embryos.


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    Natallie Evans (right) and Lorraine Hadley outside the High Court

    Credit: MARK ST GEORGE/REX

    Natallie Evans and Lorraine Hadley were this week considering an appeal against Mr Justice Wall's ruling that the embryos could not be used without the consent of their ex-partners, Howard Johnston and …

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