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Woman's Request to Have Own Grandchild Denied by U.K. Court
A woman's request to used her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild was denied Monday by Britain's High Court.
In its ruling, the court said it wasn't clear whether the daughter wanted her mother to use her eggs, the Associated Press reported.
The daughter, who was 28 when she died in 2011, had signed a consent form agreeing that her eggs could be stored after her death, but had not specified how they should be used.
The unnamed mother and her husband wanted to send their daughter's eggs to a fertility clinic in the United States to be fertilized and transferred into the woman, the AP reported.
However, Britain's fertility regulator refused to send the eggs to the U.S., saying there was no clear proof the daughter wanted her eggs used in this way.