Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is being sued by her ex-fiance over custody of their frozen embryos.
Nick Loeb says he wants a surrogate to carry and give birth to two embryos he and Vergara created through IVF when they were together.
And things took a nasty turn this week when Loeb penned an opinion piece for the New York Times, explaining his motives.
“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?”
According to Loeb he is seeking the power to bring the embryos to term, without Vergara’s consent.
Before undergoing IVF, the couple signed a document stating that they both had to agree to the embryos being brought to term, although Loeb argues that the document is void because it doesn’t specify what would happen to the embryos in the event the couple broke up.
The New York Times op ed, Loeb raised the question of when does life begin. “When we create embryos for the purpose of life, should we not define them as life, rather than as property?” he wrote.
Vergara recently told Good Morning America that her former partner is just trying to take advantage of her career by publicly fighting to take the embryos to full term.