Tag Archives: IVF

Property rights and the body – right to a dead person’s reproductive material

It was reported in The Australian today that a women has won the right to possession of her dead husband’s sperm with a view to using the material to conceive a child via IVF. The full judgment is available here: Jocelyn Edwards; Re the estate of the late Mark Edwards [2011] NSWSC 478. The facts […]

Right to choose gender of a child

A Victorian couple with three sons are asking VCAT to allow them to select the gender of their next child. The couple are desperate for a girl after they had a baby girl who died a few days after birth. The Herald Sun reports: [The couple] are asking the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to […]

Right to a child versus rights of a child

Over at Saint’s place, Saint and I have become involved in a discussion about legally sanctioned relationships and children. A commenter at Saint’s site, Paul, raised the recent example of a US case where a couple wanted to use their dead son’s sperm to get a grandchild: The New York state appeals panel issued a […]