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AZ Supreme Court: Divorced Woman Can't Use Frozen Embryos

Arizona Governor's Office

The Arizona Supreme Court says a woman can't use her frozen embryos to have a baby because her ex-husband doesn't want to have children. 

The Supreme Court's Thursday ruling relies on a contract the couple signed with the fertility clinic that said if their relationship ended both needed to agree to have a baby or the embryos would be donated.

The ruling overturned a Court of Appeals decision that said Ruby Torres would be allowed to have the embryos implanted because the contract left it to the courts to decide.

Torres had an aggressive cancer and wanted to preserve her ability to have children after treatment. 


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