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Woman Awarded Embryos Despite Ex's Objections

A Pennsylvania woman has been awarded 13 frozen pre-embryos so she can try to have a child, despite objections from her ex-husband.

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    A Pennsylvania woman has been awarded 13 frozen pre-embryos so she can try to have a child, despite objections from her ex-husband.

    The Pennsylvania Superior Court says the couple agreed to store fertilized eggs before the Chester County woman underwent breast cancer treatment in 2003. The treatment can leave women infertile.

    Lynn Reiss and Bret Reber later divorced. He now has a child with someone else and wants the pre-embryos destroyed.

    But the court says the 44-year-old Reiss has a greater interest in the eggs than Reber, given her age and medical history.

    Reber says he only agreed to the fertility procedure as a "safeguard," and fears financial responsibility for any resulting children. Reber has pledged not to seek support.

    The unanimous three-judge ruling this week upholds a county court decision last year.