Widow Of Falkland War Veteran Won A Legal Case To Protect Frozen Embryos

“I want to be a mother!” this statement represents the emotional desire of a woman to become a mother. Becoming a mother, apparently is one of the best feelings in the world and it gets more overwhelming for a woman to have kids specially with her late husband. Thanks to the advancements in In-Vitro Fertilization.

A woman named Samantha Jefferies, whose husband Clive Jefferies, a Falkland War Veteran, who served in Royal Army Medical Corps, died a sudden death from brain hemorrhage in 2014, won a case against the fertility clinics who lettered Ms. Jefferies about destroying frozen embryos in August 2015 because of the early expiry of their storage period despite the fact that the couple had signed a consent form for 10 years, from 2013 to 2023 to be exact, for the storage and use of their frozen embryos.


But someone, still unknown, at the Sussex Downs Fertility Center changed the storage time from ten to two years because the NHS funding was stopped. A direct invasion in someone’s private property? Right!

Believe me or not, the smile was wide on Samantha’s face when she stepped out of the court room and appreciated the court’s decision in her favor. In an interview she said, “I am 100% confident that Clive would have wanted our embryos to be stored and for me to use them to be a mum.”

James Munby, President of the High Court’s family Division granted a declaration that Ms. Samantha has a rightful authority to have her embryos saved until 11 August, 2023 and he also apologized to Ms. Clive for attending court sessions for someone else’s mistake.


She was positively confident that after this court’s ruling, no one else would have to go through this in the future which ensures the protection of people’s rights as well as the implication of common sense in the right way when it comes to public rights.

Science is favoring human race in multiple ways from treating diseases to fixing heart holes and providing solutions for more such complex issues. In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a scientifically designed technique which manually combines sperm and egg in the labs and then places the embryo in the uterus for the development and growth process for the rest of the maternity period. It not just allows a couple to have a baby later in their lives but also gives a chance to a single parent to taste parenthood.

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