Who Gets to Decide the Fate of Embryos? A Missouri Bill Tries to Answer the Difficult QuestionStassa Edwards5/09/16 1:00pmFiled to: EmbryosMissouriParentingPro-LifeMissouri Right to LifeSofia VergaraBuzzfeedIVF867EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkLast year, Sophia Vergara’s former fiancé, Nick Loeb, garnered media attention (including a controversial opinion piece in the New York Times) when he sued the actress over two embryos the couple had fertilized during their relationship. The lawsuit, which was not particularly unusual, but notable because it involved a celebrity, raised a series of ethically sticky questions about embryos, ownership, and parenthood: When does life begin?; can one person force another to become a biological parent?; and, what role does the government have in determining the answers to those questions? Now, a new law in Missouri, co-sponsored by the Missouri Right to Life, is trying to answer those questions.