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Sofia Vergara Is Being Sued By Her Ex-Fiance Over Frozen Embryos

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Sofia Vergara had a son when she was super young – still a teenager, in fact. He’s all grown up now, and Sofia has always thought she might like to have some more kids one day. She’s always said she wouldn’t need a man to do it and would happily have a baby all on her own via a surrogate, but apparently, when she was with her ex-fiance Nick Loeb, they froze some embryos together for future use. That use will never happen now, of course, since they’re not together anymore, so Sofia wants them destroyed. Nick, however, is suing her for the right to keep them frozen since he’s a pro-lifer and think they’re living human beings. Uh…

From In Touch:

Court documents obtained exclusively by ‘In Touch’ reveal that just six months before their split, in November 2013, Nick and Sofía had embryos created as a result of his sperm and her eggs being fertilized.

Nick, who filed the suit under the pseudonym John Doe, “seeks to ensure that the Female Embryos are not destroyed, but Jane Doe [Sofía] refuses to agree to their preservation under all circumstances,” the document obtained by ‘In Touch’ states. (The lawsuit was originally filed in August 2014; it was amended with new information and refiled on April 1 after Nick sought new representation.)

The court papers also claim the 42-year-old actress “was physically and mentally abusive” to Nick on numerous occasions. “She punched him in the face on two occasions, kicked him, and threw her phone at his head. She also routinely bullied him, calling him a ‘loser,’ ‘worthless’ and other degrading names,” according to the papers.

‘In Touch’ has also learned, via the documents, the couple previously used a surrogate and twice unsuccessfully had their embryo implanted in her. “Nick has always wanted to be a father and will do whatever it takes to save these two remaining female embryos,” an insider close to the situation tells ‘In Touch.’ “Nick is very emotionally invested in these female embryos because he’s pro-life and believes life begins at conception.”

Yikes. First of all… I won’t even get into the ridiculousness of his “life begins at conception” nonsense when talking about cells in a labratory’s freezer. Like, here’s all I can say to that:

shut up

With that out of the way, let’s talk about the fact that he thinks he has a right to use cells (or even to own them) when it was her egg that fertilized them. Sorry, bro, both parties would need to consent to having a child together for that to be in any way legal. Dudes don’t run out of sperm, so I’m sure he can impregnate his new lady when the time comes. Destroy ’em!

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  • First I think we may need a little anatomy and physiology here… her eggs didn’t fertilize sh!t … they wouldn’t be embryos with out his sperm FIRST. second just as it takes two peoples consent to have a baby it should also take two peoples consent to destroy them… she may not want them anymore and if that is the case it should be his right to have them should he want them.

    • Would you agree that while it should take two peoples consent to freeze embryos together, and two peoples consent to destroy them… it should also take two people’s consent to have them implanted and carried via gestational surrogate? Because it has huge implications for Sofia if he wants to use them. Keeping them frozen in perpetuity it one thing, using them is another.

      • I totally understand what you are saying, i am also looking at it this way, if i had my son with his father… his father didnt want him… i did… so should i have just destroyed him because on of the parties that consented to making him decided to back out?… i think not. two consenting people decided to make the embryos just because one of them doesnt want them any more doesnt mean the other consenting party has no right to what is half his DNA.

  • I understand both sides of the issue, although I’m vehemently pro-choice. That being said, given that the eggs belong to her, she should ultimately have the say so. However, I wonder if they could come to an agreement? If he is so pro-life, perhaps he should foot the bill to keep the embryos frozen with the agreement that they never be fertilized or used in any way whatsoever.

    I doubt he is actually so pro-life; it feels more like sour grapes than anything, and his need to remain in the spotlight.

    • they have already been fertilized they are frozen embryos. so they are officially half his dna already. If it were just her egg he wouldnt have any say at all and she could do what she pleased with them

      • em·bry·o
        plural noun: embryos
        an unborn or unhatched offspring in the process of development.

  • It doesnt matter if they are frozen they have already started to develop making them embryos. they are still half of his dna and she should have every much of a say as she does end of story… she made her bed time to swallow that pill and lay in it.

    • What does this even mean? That now she should do as he says? So his opinion prevails over hers?? Makes me really sad when women talk like this.

  • A man cannot tell me what to do with an immature* embryo in my body, so why should a man have any say in the most immature of embryos in a freezer?

    *I think it is immature up to 7 weeks.

    #prochoice #awomansright

  • Clearly not a case of being anti-choice (I refuse to call these scumbags “pro-life”) or wanting those embryos, this is just sour grapes and trying to bring down his more famous ex. What is he going to do, implant the five embryos in a surrogate and have her give birth to five children?? No, he just wants to keep them frozen out of spite. Misogynistic bullshit yet again.