Parents win right to use dead son’s sperm after death

Parents win right to use dead son’s sperm after death

A judge ruled that the parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident can use his frozen sperm to produce a child. Peter Zhu died after a ski accident in February at West Point. His parents received court permission to have his sperm retrieved and frozen at the same time he underwent organ donation surgery.

Timothy
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Natasha Gossman
Natasha Gossman 8 months

Seems a little odd, but scientifically speaking its not much different to other organ donations. If he and his partner had had the conversation about kids then it seems reasonable that he'd be happy with this decision. Ive known of pleanty of people who were diagnosed with terminal illnesses who opted to get their reproductive desires put in order before treatment and/or death, even if their children weren't born before they died. It makes sense that in the case of an unexpected death that his wishes could still be upheld.

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