A Chinese Couple Died in a Car Crash. Four Years Later, Their Child Was Born.

April 13, 2018

(The Washington Post) – The tragedy set off a years-long battle in court, as the parents of both Shen and Liu fought to claim the fertilized embryos as their own. The case, first reported by the Beijing News, presented myriad hurdles: The most daunting, perhaps, was that there was no legal precedent in China for parents to inherit the embryos of their deceased children. Nevertheless, Shen’s and Liu’s parents tried a risky legal move — suing each other — in an attempt to get the Nanjing hospital to release the embryos to one of them, Beijing News reported.

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