‘When does life begin?’ Actress sued over custody of frozen embryos

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Sofia Vergara is involved in an unusual lawsuit concerning frozen embryos.

The actress’ ex-fiance is reportedly fighting to preserve embryos the couple created at a fertility clinic.

The 42-year-old’s former fiance, entrepreneur Nick Loeb, is reportedly suing the Colombian-born actress over two frozen embryos they created in November 2013 with the goal of eventually having children.

According to the lawsuit, a man believed to be Loeb wants to preserve both female embryos, but Vergara wants them destroyed.

The couple broke up last May.

In an ABC interview two years ago, Vergara said they decided to plan ahead because Loeb wanted a child.

Attorneys say the case is very important because it poses fundamental legal questions.

“It delves into areas of when does life begin? What is conception? Is an embryo a living creature or is it property?” asked Vance Owen, an attorney.

Vergara already has a son from a previous relationship and seems to have moved on. She is now engaged to actor Joe Manganiello.

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