UK court denies woman’s attempt to carry her own grandchild

Jun 15, 2015, 8:30 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s High Court has denied an attempt by a woman to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to create her own grandchild, after deciding it wasn’t clear whether the daughter wanted the procedure.

The daughter died in 2011 at age 28 and had signed a consent form agreeing that her eggs could be stored after her death but had not specified how they should be used.

In the ruling issued Monday, the U.K. court rejected a request by an unnamed woman and her husband to send her daughter’s eggs to a U.S. fertility clinic, where they would have been fertilized and transferred into the woman.

Britain’s fertility regulator refused to ship the eggs abroad, arguing there was no clear proof the daughter wanted her mother to use her eggs.

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