San Francisco divorcing couple in dispute over frozen embryos
Stephen Findley and Mimi Lee, both graduates of Harvard University and residents of the San Francisco Bay Area in California, are divorcing and in dispute about the state of jointly conceived frozen embryos that are now in storage at a University of California San Francisco laboratory, according to the Daily Mail on July 14.
Both parties offered their positions during the first day of trial at Superior Court. Findley, who was the one who petitioned for a divorce, wants the embryos destroyed, while Lee wants to keep them. She was made infertile by cancer treatment, and these embryos are her last chance at having children.
Findley testified in court that he and Lee signed a contract five years ago at UCSF’s fertility center agreeing to terms about what would happen to the embryos under different circumstances.
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