NATION : Divorcing Couple Fight for Embryos

From Times wire service s

A couple in the midst of a divorce are fighting for custody of the fertilized eggs they put in frozen storage a few years ago.

Junior Lewis Davis, 30, says he does not want his wife, Mary Sue Davis, 28, to become pregnant, and a judge has issued an order temporarily blocking her from having the embryos implanted.

Despite Davis' divorce petition and his objection to becoming a father, his wife has said she eventually plans to have the eggs implanted, according to the complaint. Davis contends that he and his wife jointly own the fertilized eggs and that any plans to use the frozen embryos to become pregnant--as late as several years from now--have an impact on his life.

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