A woman from the UK has been permitted to take her deceased daughter’s frozen eggs to the US for treatment, in order to be able to carry her own grandchildren.
The daughter, who died at age 28 of bowel cancer, is said to have asked her mother to carry her babies – but did not give her full written consent.
The 60-year-old mother, known as Mrs M, won a Court of Appeal decision against the UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) a few months ago.
The fertility regulator’s spokesperson told the BBC they would will now allow the eggs to be transported to New York because of the “exceptional and unique circumstances”.
Following a five-year legal battle, Mrs M said she and her husband were “very pleased” the HFEA have agreed to allow them to have their “beloved daughter’s eggs” exported to New York for treatment – which will be used with donor sperm.