Appellate Court Doesn’t Change Ruling on Divorced Couple’s Embryos

Maria Keena (@kmoxmaria)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)Missouri’s Appellate Court upholds a previous ruling allowing joint custody of a divorced couple’s embryos.

Jasha McQueen (left) and attorney Stephen Clark. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Jasha McQueen (left) and attorney Stephen Clark. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Jasha McQueen and her ex-husband made the agreement to keep frozen embryos before he went to Iraq, but after he returned, the couple divored. Now the husband wants to terminate the embryos while McQueen wants to keep them.

The emotional McQueen says it’s like not being able to get to your children.

“For the judge, for the government to tell me that I cannot have my offspring is an outrage. They have no right to do that; how is it that his right not to have children overrides my right?” she asks.

See related: Woman Fights Ex-Husband in Frozen Embryo Case

McQueen, who is an attorney, does not know if the embryos are still viable.

She has 15 days to file an appeal.

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