Embryos Argumentative Essay

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Embryos were originally a sign of great joy to come to a mother and father but this view has changed drastically over the years. Most of the time they are still looked upon as little bundles of joy, but sometimes they are perceived as a mistake or a reason for making rash decisions. They often bring couples many troubles costing their relationship and ending in a breakup or divorce. Few couples that are not able to get pregnant look to other solutions including IVF for happiness, but this still does not always work out. This is when they are left in a situation where they must choose who gets to keep the children. In a divorce, custody of embryos should be given to the mother and not the father. Most do not know the term IVF until they need …show more content…
The Judge from the Lee vs Findley case decided that the eggs should be destroyed because of their consent form signed in 2010. The judge was uneasy on Lee because she never proved her infertility in court and her motives towards Findley’s child were sought out with lust for money. The court also believed that she was very intelligent and would not sign anything if she did not agree with it. Her only defense against her husband’s case were her infertility chances, but the judge was still not buying it. She finally tried to convince the court that the embryos should be in her custody by saying she would not hold Findley accountable for their children’s expenses. The judge informed her that those kinds of agreements could not be given in California. Nothing she could say would change the mind of the court she was at a loss for this case. I feel for Lee and her fertility status and still believe that the mother should get custody of embryos in a divorce. Especially, cases like this when they have no other way of having a child and it begins to make the women feel

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