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Interest Groups Add New Element To Embryo Custody Battles

Law360, New York (February 3, 2016, 11:48 AM EST) -- Family formation through the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) occupies a growing segment of the U.S. birthrate. According to figures collected annually by the Centers for Disease Control, in 2013 American parents welcomed nearly 70,000 infants conceived via in vitro fertilization, accounting for 1.5 percent of all U.S. births. While these children undoubtedly brought joy into their parents’ lives, their conception likely created a downstream dilemma that plagues many ART participants. Typically and hopefully, an IVF cycle will produce more embryos than are necessary or...
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