Cryogenic girl ruling: 'Sleeping Beauty idea is very attractive, but this boils down to a family dispute'

Friday, November 18, 2016

A family solicitor has claimed the High Court case which allowed a British teenager to be cryogenically frozen boils down to a basic family dispute.

The teenager, known only as JS, won her case in the High Court allowing her mother to put her into cryosleep in America after her death from cancer, with the hope she could be revived again and cured someday.

The girl wrote to the court, saying "I don’t want to die but I know I am going to... I want to live longer...I want to have this chance.”

The ruling was passed against the wishes of the girl's father, it has been revealed.

Karin Walker, from the KGW family law firm, claimed that while the idea of "being frozen for 200 years like Sleeping Beauty is very attractive", the case is not really about the sci-fi elements as it boils down to a dispute between estranged parents. 

Listen to the interview above.