Sofia Vergara's Ex Nick Loeb Pens Intense Op-Ed About Their Frozen Embryos: Keeping Them Frozen is 'Killing Them'
The 39-year-old businessman also goes into detail about his reason for splitting with the 42-year-old Modern Family star.
“In my view, keeping them frozen forever is tantamount to killing them,” Nick writes in the op-ed. “I take the responsibility and obligation of being a parent very seriously. This is not just about saving lives; it is also about being pro-parent.”
“Many have asked me: Why not just move on and have a family of your own? I have every intention of doing so. But that doesn’t mean I should let the two lives I have already created be destroyed or sit in a freezer until the end of time,” Nick continues.
Click inside for more select passages from the scathing op-ed. Also pictured inside: Sofia running errands on both Tuesday (April 28) and Wednesday (April 29) in Los Angeles…
“When we create embryos for the purpose of life, should we not define them as life, rather than as property? Does one person’s desire to avoid biological parenthood (free of any legal obligations) outweigh another’s religious beliefs in the sanctity of life and desire to be a parent? A woman is entitled to bring a pregnancy to term even if the man objects. 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? These are issues that, unlike abortion, have nothing to do with the rights over one’s own body, and everything to do with a parent’s right to protect the life of his or her unborn child,” Nick writes.
“When we got engaged, in 2012, I began to push for children. As I said in my complaint, my fiancée insisted that we use a surrogate. With her eggs and my sperm we created two female embryos. I was so excited once the lives were created that I began to suggest names we could call our girls. The first embryo we implanted didn’t take. The second time, the surrogate miscarried, and I felt crushed. A year later, we tried again, creating two more embryos, both female. But as we began to discuss other potential surrogates, it became clear once more that parenthood was much less urgent for her than it was for me. We had been together for over four years. As I was coming on 40, I gave her an ultimatum. When she refused, we split up,” Nick added.
To read the piece in its entirety, visit NYTimes.com.