[ExI] Rights without selves (was: Nolopsism)

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 19:04:33 UTC 2010

On 12 February 2010 18:10, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> On 2/12/2010 7:12 AM, Stefano Vaj wrote:
>> A fetus can inherit, for instance, in a number of
>> circumstances, at least in continental jurisdictions.
> Would that apply to a frozen embryo? If a billionaire had an embryo put on
> ice with the expectation of having it implanted later (perhaps in a host
> mother) and then died, could an estate be locked up for decades while the
> small mass of cells hung changelessly inside a Dewer?

The common wisdom is that only an in situ embryo can be considered as
a subject. You cannot for instance have a special attorney appointed
to protect the interest of an egg.

You can however make a not-yet-conceived child your conditional heir...

Stefano Vaj

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