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dc.contributor.editorBaranski, Marcien_US
dc.creatorChapman, Jennifer E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-01T23:39:31Z
dc.date.available2013-11-01T23:39:31Z
dc.date.created2013-11-01en_US
dc.date.issued2013-11-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/6469
dc.description.abstractIn A.Z. v. B.Z. (2000), the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts, affirmed a lower courtÕs decision, ruling that contracts that require a party to become a parent against his or her will are unenforceable and contrary to public policy. The case centered around A.Z. and B.Z., a divorced couple who had previously used in vitro fertilization (IVF) to start a family together during their marriage and had several preembryos cryopreserved as part of the process. While undertaking IVF, the couple signed multiple consent forms requiring them to decide what should happen to the cryopreserved preembryos in the event of certain listed contingencies, such as death or separation of the couple. The couple indicated their preference that B.Z., A.Z.Õs now former wife, could use the cryopreserved preembryos if the couple later separated. When their relationship deteriorated, however, A.Z. objected to B.Z.Õs attempt to have additional children using the preembryos, leading to a lengthy legal battle. The court case A.Z. v. B.Z. established Massachusetts public policy that people should not be forced to become a parent against their will, even if they previously agreed to provide their genetic material for reproduction.en_US
dc.format.mediumtext/xhtmlen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshFrozen human embryosen_US
dc.subject.lcshFertilization in vitroen_US
dc.subject.lcshpregnancy
dc.subject.lcshEmbryos
dc.subject.lcshInfertility
dc.subject.lcshCryopreservation of organs, tissues, etc
dc.subject.lcshAbortion
dc.subject.lcshReproductive rights
dc.subject.lcshReproductive rights and policy
dc.subject.lcshReproduction
dc.subject.lcshParenthood
dc.subject.lcshFamily planning
dc.subject.lcshBioethics
dc.subject.meshEmbryo Dispositionen_US
dc.titleA. Z. v. B. Z. (2000)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoLegalen_US
dc.subject.tagembryoen_US
dc.subject.tagGamete Inter-Fallopian Transfer
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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