(I’m afraid that this story is somewhat inflammatory.) Here there was a written contract.
The thing is, the contract provided that the decision to abort was to be left to the intended parents.
Humans, mice and many other animals shared a common ancestor some 80 million years ago; therefore, our set of genes are highly alike.
Further, when mice pass their genetic material down to their offspring, the manner in which genes are turned on or off is also similar to humans.
I don’t think there’s any chance this could be enforceable.
What I mean is that there is no way that the Romneys could have forced the pregnant woman to have an abortion had she objected.
It’s interesting to try to work through those questions and I will endeavor to follow the case and see how the court resolves them.