X-Message-Number: 23371
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 22:35:03 -0700
From: Mike Perry <>
Subject: Re: time limit on embryo storage

John de Rivaz, referring to policies in Britain:

>Couples can initially store embryos for
>five years but then have to apply for a five-year extension. After that the
>embryos must be left to perish**, given up for research or passed to another
>couple for immediate use.

I'm curious why there would be legal restrictions on how long one can store 
embryos. Why the five- or ten-year limit? Is there fear that long-term 
storage would cause extra damage?

Mike Perry

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