A 38-year-old man who lost his wife after her womb ruptured during pregnancy is fighting for the right to use embryos they created
Ted Jennings, from London, wants to use the final embryo he created with his wife, Fern-Marie Choya in during several rounds of IVF between 2013 and 2018.
He has now asked the High Court to rule that it would be lawful to use it with the support of a surrogate.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said the case should be dismissed as his wife, who died in 2019, had not given written consent for the embryo to be used.
The Family Division hearing heard that the couple experienced fertility struggles and went through three cycles of IVF in 2013 and 2014 without any success.
Ms Choya had experienced a natural pregnancy in 2015 and 2016 but both ended in miscarriage.
She then had another pregnancy confirmed in 2018 but at 18 weeks she suffered a ruptured uterus and died in February 2019.
The hearing was held in London in May 2022 and it is expected the case will deliver a written verdict, according to the Daily Mail.