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mahatmakanejeeves

(58,725 posts)
Mon May 13, 2024, 08:41 AM May 13

Virginia judge to decide whether state law considers embryos as property

Hat tip, FFXnow

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Local Judge to Decide If Embryos Can Be Property — “A trial is underway in Virginia that will determine whether state law allows frozen embryos to be considered property that can be divided up and assigned a monetary value. Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Dontae Bugg heard arguments Thursday from a divorced couple who disagree over the ex-wife’s desire to use two embryos that they created when they were married.” [NBC4]

FAIRFAX COUNTY
Virginia judge to decide whether state law considers embryos as property

By Matthew Barakat • Published May 9, 2024 • Updated on May 9, 2024 at 10:51 pm

A trial is underway in Virginia that will determine whether state law allows frozen embryos to be considered property that can be divided up and assigned a monetary value. ... Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Dontae Bugg heard arguments Thursday from a divorced couple who disagree over the ex-wife's desire to use two embryos that they created when they were married.

Honeyhline Heidemann says the embryos are her last chance to conceive a biological child after a cancer treatment left her infertile. Jason Heidemann, says he does not want to be forced to become a biological father to another child.

The case attracted national attention last year when a different judge, Richard Gardiner, ruled that embryos could be considered “goods or chattel” that could be divided under state law, and his analysis relied in part on a 19th-century law governing the treatment of slaves.

Gardiner is no longer assigned to the case, for reasons unrelated to his citation of slavery as a precedent.

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Virginia judge to decide whether state law considers embryos as property (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves May 13 OP
The sick thing about it all... Bluethroughu May 13 #1
Of course they will. They already consider MOMFUDSKI May 13 #2
And idiots JustAnotherGen May 13 #3
Republicans Stealing Your Baby LetMyPeopleVote May 20 #4

Bluethroughu

(5,409 posts)
1. The sick thing about it all...
Mon May 13, 2024, 08:53 AM
May 13

I thought of the law governing the slaves as chattle too, because we have another State that has ruled embryos, people. If they rule they are property of another person, will be then have circumvented anti-slavery, human ownership laws?

THIS is what the not so Supreme Court conservative justices has brought us!


JustAnotherGen

(32,553 posts)
3. And idiots
Mon May 13, 2024, 12:19 PM
May 13

Want me to believe that given the opportunity - this country would not allow people to be enslaved again?

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