State Supreme Court Justices Declined to Take Up a Divorce Case From Denton County Involving In-Vitro Fertilization

(WBAP/KLIF) – DENTON, TX – The divorce case out of Denton County asked whether a frozen embryo has the same rights as a living child in Texas. When Gabriel and Caroline Antoun began in-vitro fertilization they signed a contract that gave the husband sole ownership of the embryos. When the couple divorced in 20-22, Caroline argued that because of the state’s stance that life begins at conception, the frozen embryos in her divorce should have been subject to child custody laws, and not property laws. However the judge ruled that Texas still considers frozen embryos property, not people. If the state supreme court had agreed to hear her appeal, access to in-vitro fertilization could have been greatly limited in Texas.

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