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Cryogenically Frozen Embryos, In Vitro Fertilization & Divorce

Cryogenically Frozen Embryos, In Vitro Fertilization & Divorce by Joshua Katz

{3:13 minutes to read} In relation to divorce—or, for that matter, even a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement—how can you resolve the custody issues of frozen embryos? 

In New York, one thing is clear: The New York courts do not recognize these zygotes, gametes, or pre-embryos as persons. They do not have constitutional rights; therefore, this is a property consideration. I’m not making a political statement about the right to life, etc. In fact, the only state that treats them as people and gives them any kind of rights is Louisiana. 

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