Professor Daar quoted in LA Times article on frozen embryo divorce case

LA Times, July 14, 2015


The dispute — the final issue to be decided in the couple’s divorce — went to trial in San Francisco County Superior Court on Monday. It will test the enforceability of consent agreements couples sign before obtaining reproductive technology and will probably make new law in California.

“While the vast majority of cases resolve in favor of the party wishing to avoid procreation, two recent decisions award the embryos to the woman who wished to use them to have a child,” Judith F. Daar, a professor at Whittier Law School, said in an email interview before the start of the trial.

In the cases won by the women, both had received a cancer diagnosis and were infertile, Daar said.

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