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Nick Loeb: Our frozen embryos have the right to live

Loeb believes Vergara's decision to leave them frozen indefinitely is "tantamount to killing them."

By Aileen Graef
Nick Loeb: Our frozen embryos have the right to live
Sofia Vergara said she has moved on and does not intend to have children with her ex-fiance. UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., April 30 (UPI) -- Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance Nick Loeb believes the embryos they froze have a right to life.

Loeb continued his argument for custody of the embryos in an op-ed in the New York Times.

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"When we create embryos for the purpose of life, should we not define them as life, rather than as property?" he wrote in the piece Wednesday. "Does one person's desire to avoid biological parenthood (free of any legal obligations) outweigh another's religious beliefs in the sanctity of life and desire to be a parent?"

While some might argue this issue violates a woman's right to control her body, Loeb disagrees and says it's about the right to protect an unborn child.

Vergara said she had no intention of destroying the embryos as Loeb previously claimed. She has chosen to leave them frozen indefinitely as she has no desire to have children with her ex. Vergara is set to marry actor Joe Manganiello.

Loeb believes the embryos deserve a different fate and leaving the frozen is "tantamount to killing them."

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"Many have asked me: Why not just move on and have a family of your own? I have every intention of doing so. But that doesn't mean I should let the two lives I have already created be destroyed or sit in a freezer until the end of time."

Loeb and Vergara signed an agreement stating fertilization of the embryos in a surrogate and bringing them to term could only happen with the consent of both parents. Loeb is currently trying to have the California courts void the agreement.

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