Log In
Tuesday 26th September 2017

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.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2017