(AP) SAN FRANCISCO – A California woman is evaluating her legal options after a judge ruled against her in her fight to keep five frozen embryos she created with her now ex-husband over his objections, her attorney said.
Mimi Lee must abide by an agreement with her ex-husband to destroy the embryos if they got a divorce, despite her contention that they represent her last chance to have children, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo said in a tentative decision Wednesday.
The judge said the agreement trumps Lee's desire to now keep the embryos. Lee had argued that cancer made it risky for her to get pregnant, so the embryos were her last chance to have her own genetic child. An attorney for Lee, Peter Skinner, said in a statement his client was disappointed and was evaluating her legal options.
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