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Israeli Court Approves Retrieval Of Dead Woman’s Eggs

An Israeli court has just approved“>approved the first case of posthumous oocyte retrieval in that country:

In a landmark decision, an Israeli court has ruled that the eggs of a deceased woman can be harvested and donated.

The Kfar Saba Family Court on Aug. 14 ruled in favor of the family of a 17-year-old accident victim, allowing the family to remove the eggs of their daughter and freeze them for donation to her aunt, who is infertile, the Israeli alternative newspaper Hayom reported.

It is the first time that a court has allowed egg extraction from a body. The girl’s organs were transplanted into four other people, saving their lives, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported


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