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Frozen embryo appeal

20th November 2006

A woman at the centre of a legal battle to use her embryos is facing her final appeal.

Natallie Evans, 34, was left infertile after cancer treatment and started IVF treatment with her then partner Howard Johnston in 2001.

But when they split up a year later he withdrew his consent for the embryos to be used and asked for the clinic to destroy them.

Ms Evans took the case to the High Court seeking permission to use the embryos without his permission, but lost the case and her subsequent appeal.

After being told she could not take the case to the House of Lords, she took the case to the European Court of Human Rights in a final attempt to have children. The court ruled against her, but she now faces her final appeal before the Grand Chamber of the European Court.

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