• Molly Callahan

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    Molly Callahan began her career at a small, family-owned newspaper where the newsroom housed computers that used floppy disks. Since then, her work has been picked up by the Associated Press and recognized by the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2016, she moved into a communications role at Northeastern University as part of its News@Northeastern reporting team. When she's not writing, Molly can be found rock climbing, biking around the city, or hanging out with her fiancée, Morgan, and their cat, Junie B. Jones. Profile

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There are 4 comments on Alabama Court Ruling That Frozen Embryos Are Children and Its Impact on the Future of IVF Treatment

  1. Can you tell us what recourse people usually have against a hospital/clinic if that clinic is legally responsible for mistakenly destroying embryos? In other words, instead of wrongful death, what is available to the victims of accidental embryo destruction?

    I myself have frozen embryos. The process is very expensive, and victims of negligent destruction should be compensated.

    Thank you,
    Margaret Wheeler, Esq.

  2. All coverage of the Alabama decision involves IVF situations. But, doesn’t the declaration that an embryo is a child also mean that a miscarriage is a homicide, thus always requiring a police investigation. Moreover, if the “body” is not preserved, eg. flushed down the toilet, doesn’t it risk the mother’s becoming subject to unlawful destruction of body or destruction of evidence charges–even if an investigation determines the miscarriage was not intentional?

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