It appears that Natalie Evans has lost the final chance of ever having her own child.
For those of you who don't know Ms Evans was diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 2001. She and her then partner froze some embryos for future use. Unfortunately the couple subsequently broke up and Howard Johnston has refused her the right to use the embryos.
UK law currently says that BOTH parties must consent for the eggs to be implanted. Ms Evans has taken her case all the way to the European Court of Human Rights but has lost.
I do feel some sympathy with Ms Evans, but her then partner had always been told he had the right to withdraw consent and any time up to implantation. I can understand that he would feel that whatever his legal status with any child, he would feel a moral obligation for a child he had not wanted. Perhaps the law should be rewritten but as it stands the courts had no choice.
It is perhaps an indication of science advancing quicker than our own moral ability to
The eggs will now be destroyed.