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Woman Can't Use Dead Daughter's Frozen Eggs: UK's Top Court

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    FILE - A technician opens a vessel containing women's frozen egg cells. Britain's High Court has denied a woman's attempt to carry her own grandchild using her dead daughter's eggs, ruling that it's not clear if her daughter would have wanted her to.

    Britain's High Court has denied an attempt by a woman to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to create her own grandchild, after deciding it wasn't clear whether the daughter wanted the procedure.

    The daughter died in 2011 at age 28 and had signed a consent form agreeing that her eggs could be stored after her death but had not specified how they should be used.

    In the ruling issued Monday, the U.K. court rejected a request by an unnamed woman and her husband to send her daughter's eggs to a U.S. fertility clinic, where they would have been fertilized and transferred into the woman.

    Britain's fertility regulator refused to ship the eggs abroad, arguing there was no clear proof the daughter wanted her mother to use her eggs.