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Efthimios Parasidis Media Hits

The following is a list of selected media coverage for Efthimios Parasidis. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes.


The Week in Health Law

March 1, 2016

Professor Efthimios Parasidis was interviewed for The Week in Health Law podcast.

Woman Loses Court Challenge Over Frozen Embryos

November 19, 2015

Professor Efthimios Parasidis was quoted in a 10TV News story on a divorcing couple's debate over what to do with unused frozen embryos.

The ex-wife agreed that if they ever got divorced she would have the embryos destroyed but when she changed her mind, her ex-husband sued. A judge sided with him.

"It's almost impossible not to feel for this women in this case", Ohio State Associate Law Professor Efthimios Parasidis said. 

He agrees with the judge, but this medical ethicist says the case also delves into a gray area of the law: Should embryos be treated like property like in a per-nuptial agreement?

"Courts aren't going to say that an embryo is property, but there also not going to say that the embryo is a person because once they say it's a person then an entirely new set of rules comes into the picture," he said.