INVERNESS, December 10, 2002 ( – A Scottish woman claims that her chances of having a family have been ruined after test-tube embryos were destroyed at her ex-husband’s request. The embryos had been created using eggs donated by another woman and fertilised with sperm from Ian, the ex-husband. Despite the divorce, Margaret Grant, 42, from Inverness, hoped that the embryos could still have been implanted in her womb, saying, “I thought they were still there for me. I now have no chance of having further IVF treatment. It was my only chance of having a family, my one and only chance snatched away from me.”  The local Labour MP, David Stewart (Inverness East), says he is “appalled” and will fight for changes in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority code. “What I am suggesting is that the code of practice which is being administered by the authority does suggest that both husband and wife are consulted before the embryos are destroyed.  For BBC coverage see:


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