Haifa Family Court allows woman to use deceased man's sperm

Haifa Family Court allow

December 6, 2009 21:32


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In a precedent setting case, the Haifa Family Court authorized on Sunday that sperm belonging to a deceased man could be used in order to impregnate a woman unconnected to the deceased's family. The donor was 22 when he died from cancer a year and a half ago, shortly after completing his military service. Before receiving cancer treatment he made a donation in the sperm bank and in his will, he expressed desire to become a father. The woman, who received permission to use the sperm from the deceased's parents, does not know the family and plans to raise the child that results from the fertilization herself. In previous similar cases the mother acted as a surrogate for the grandparents who chose to raise their grandchild from their deceased child.

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