January 9, 2018 – The Washington Post and Denver Post quoted an amicus brief written by Sherman & Howard Public Law attorney, Chris Jackson in an appeal before the Colorado Supreme Court. The case, Rooks v. Rooks, addresses how trial courts resolve disputes about frozen embryos during a dissolution of marriage.
“In these cases, the parties do not have equal claims: the constitutional protection against compulsory parenthood is in most situations greater than any procreative interest in pre-embryos,” wrote Jackson. According to Jackson, the 14th Amendment protects the rights of the individual to make his or her own decisions on whether to have a child. “Plainly, this includes the right not to have a child.”
“Court to Weigh if One Parent has the Right to use Frozen Embryos if the Other Objects,” The Washington Post. January 9, 2018.
“Colorado Supreme Court to Weigh if One Parent has the Right to use Frozen Embryos if the Other Objects,” The Denver Post. January 8, 2018.