Hollywood Lawsuit Puts Two Tiny Lives in the Balance

Written by Michael Cummings on September 1, 2017

Since there is no life without conception, life begins at conception. Regardless of stage, all life is guaranteed the same moral and constitutional protections enjoyed by you and me.

In a sad case involving a Hollywood couple and frozen embryos, we are faced with the question of what to do with two, precious lives — deemed real live “plaintiffs” in an actual, legal case – when
only one person wants them.

A multiple-year legal battle and the lives of two human embryos, Emma and Isabella, may be over after a federal judge dismissed a case between actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiance.

Vergara and ex-fiance Nick Loeb have been fighting for more than two years about the fate of their frozen embryos, who Loeb named Emma and Isabella. Loeb wants the girls to have a chance to live, while the “Modern Family” actress wants them to remain frozen or be destroyed. The couple had the embryos created several years ago for in vitro fertilization, but the couple later split.

The Christian Post reports a Louisiana federal judge recently ruled in favor of Vergara’s motion to dismiss Loeb’s case, leaving the embryos’ futures at risk.

Loeb filed the lawsuit in Louisiana because of the state’s right to live laws, which he hoped would grant a right to life to Emma and Isabella. Though the girls are in the earliest stage of life, they are already human beings who have their own unique DNA.

However, a Louisiana judge recently dismissed Loeb’s case because neither he nor Vergara nor their embryos have personal ties to the state, according to court documents. The embryos were conceived in California, and both Loeb and Vergara live there.

TMZ reports the judge did refer to the embryos as “citizens of California,” indicating their humanity. However, the judge said the case cannot be heard in Louisiana because of a lack of personal jurisdiction.

Loeb potentially could continue to seek custody of the girls by filing a lawsuit in California. However, he dropped a previous lawsuit against Vergara last year before filing the one in Louisiana.

Loeb said he dropped the initial lawsuit because a judge ordered him to reveal the identities of two previous girlfriends who aborted their unborn babies with him.

Correspondence between the two gives us a view into their hearts (comment mine):

“You can’t keep 4 frozen lives forever or kill them, we will go to hell,” Loeb wrote to her, sources said. (Two IVF rounds failed, so two babies remain).

“We r going to hell regardless,” Vergara responded, according to sources. During the same conversation, the actress told him, “I’m doing it ¬because I want you to have a baby,” sources said, citing the lawsuit.

Some questions:
• Ms. Vergara, Mr. Loeb clearly wants to raise Emma and Isabella, and has released you from any and all parental and financial obligations in doing so. Why not let them go? Why do you care?
• Lawmakers of California, current evidence points to a conspiracy by Sofia Vergara and a federal Judge to destroy (i.e. murder) two California residents who are certified
in a
Louisiana case. Will you marshal your forces to protect these innocent people?
• Pro-lifers everywhere, Nick Loeb needs us. Though he seems to have had involvement in at least two abortions, at least he’s trying to give little Emma and Isabella a chance. Will you help get the word out that we have a champion of life, imperfect as he is, who needs our prayers and support?

From Loeb’s own words in the same Page Six story:

“A woman is entitled to bring a pregnancy to term even if the man objects,” Loeb wrote. “Shouldn’t a man who is willing to take on all parental responsibilities be similarly entitled to bring his embryos to term even if the woman objects?”

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Michael Cummings
Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns.