Susan M. Wolf
Regents Professor and McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy
Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law
Professor of Medicine

Prof. Susan Wolf Quoted in MIT Technology Review on Alabama’s Embryo Ruling

Professor Susan Wolf was quoted in MIT Technology Review on Alabama’s embryo ruling which said, in part, that an embryo is a child “regardless of its location.” The ruling could have implications for future technologies in development, such as artificial wombs or synthetic embryos made from stem cells. Professor Wolf commented, “I think the opinion is really extraordinary. I can’t think of another case where a court powered its ruling by looking not only at technology not actually before the court, but number two, that doesn’t exist in human beings. They can’t make a binding decision about future technology that is not even part of the case.”