Posthumous Insemination

All children inevitably ask where they come from. One potential mother is going to have a harder job than most.

I was conceived HOW!?

“Well darling, your father committed suicide and I had to get a court order to retrieve his sperm within twenty four hours of his death. Then I had to get another court order to use the sperm. And that’s how you were born.”

Last week one woman’s bid to access her dead husband’s sperm was granted by Supreme Court Justice James Edelman, paving the way to allow West Australian women to access their dead husbands’ sperm without a court order.

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  • Robinoz says:

    06:19pm | 18/01/13

    After death a marriage is void. Unless there was a prior agreement to extract anything after death, I don’t think it should be permitted. There is an offence of unlawfully interfering with the body of a deceased person, which means any interference not lawfully upheld ie, post mortems authorised by… Read more »

  • Cam says:

    06:04pm | 18/01/13

    Yes but consenting to IVF doesn’t mean he’d be happy for his wife to have his baby after he killed himself. Read more »


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