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Court Ruling: Woman Receives Embryo Custody

Court Ruling:  Woman Receives Embryo Custody

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Karla Dunston, of Chicago, was diagnosed with lymphoma four years ago. Knowing chemotherapy would make her infertile, she had embryos frozen before treatment.

Her then-boyfriend, Jacob Szafranski, provided the sperm. But they broke up a year later and Szafranski changed his mind, leading to a lengthy court battle.

A Cook County judge has now awarded custody of the embryos to Dunston, stating Dunston’s “desire to have a biological child in the face of the impossibility of having one without using the embryos outweighs” Szafranski’s privacy concerns.

Szafranski says he will appeal.

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