Are frozen embryos real people?
There are plenty of questions we need to answer before planning a baby through IVF, a pretty common occurrence these days, and end up freezing the extra embryos that are not used in the procedure. For instance, if the partners split, who does the embryo belong to? Does it have legal rights? And can it lay claim to a trust fund?
Also, when does life start? And is destroying an embryo actually akin to abortion? Between polarising pro-life arguments and women’s rights groups lies a space that is still extremely ambiguous when it comes to rights and duties regarding embryos, particularly those that lie in cold storage. And, it’s not just parents or guardians of these who hesitate to pull the plug, but the medical fraternity too.
Here's an interesting read that debates on frozen embryos and the viewpoints that come with it -