Woman 'forged signature to get pregnant'

A WA woman is set to admit forging her estranged husband's signature to gain access to a frozen embryo without his consent.

A woman accused of forging her estranged husband's signature to try to use a stored embryo to get pregnant without his knowledge has indicated she will admit to the charge.

Megan Jane Hooper, 41, appeared briefly in Perth Magistrate's Court, to face one charge of uttering a forged record with the intent to defraud.

The court had previously heard how Ms Hooper and her husband had created several frozen embryos in 2007, and the couple had a child in 2009 following IVF treatment.

Police are claiming that in late 2010, Ms Hooper voiced a wish to have a second child, but her husband was opposed.

After the couple parted ways, Hooper allegedly forged her husband's signature on a fertility clinic consent form in 2011, giving her access to one of the frozen embryos.

She then allegedly went ahead with her desire to have another child.

In court, Ms Hooper's lawyer said she intended to plead guilty at her next court appearance in March.

Source: AAP

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