Missouri Bill Regarding Custody of In Vitro Human Embryos (SB 1129)
This law was last updated on Jun 28, 2016
SB 1129 establishes standards for a court to follow in rendering a decision involving custody of in vitro human embryos.
The bill describes an “in vitro human embryo” as any human embryo at any stage of development which is not conceived within a female.
In regards to custody conflicts, the bill presumes that it is in the best interest of the in vitro human embryo to place “him or her” in custody of the donor who intends to develop the in vitro human embryo to birth. The court would not be allowed to approve either the termination of the in vitro human embryo or an outcome that leaves the in vitro human embryo indefinitely in an environment in which it does not develop and grow.
Similar to HB 2558.