Free the Sperm 200,000,000 or so…
Could this be the slippery slope that will allow millions of sperm to sue an egg for alienation of affection?
A national anti-abortion group yesterday served the administrators of California’s stem cell institute with a federal lawsuit seeking to stop their work on the grounds that the civil rights of frozen embryos are violated by stem cell research.
The lawsuit was delivered during a a monthly meeting of the institute’s oversight committee at the University of California San Diego. Around the same time it arrived, committee Chairman Robert Klein was announcing that several lawsuits filed in state court had been consolidated to be heard by one judge, in one county, on an expedited basis.
That litigation has blocked the sale of government-backed bonds to fund the institute, which is supposed to award $300 million annually for stem cell research.
The federal lawsuit, filed by the National Association for the Advancement of Preborn Children, could now further delay the sale of bonds.
The suit was filed on behalf of Mary Scott Doe, a fictitious embryo produced by in vitro fertilization and then frozen and put into storage. Some of these embryos, which people have decided not to use in attempts to have children, have been donated for use in stem cell research, which involves destroying them.
The lawsuit claims the embryo is a person who should be given equal protection under the Constitution, and her destruction violates her right to freedom from slavery.
When Mary Scott Doe was in ice cube tray,
Let my embryo go…