Monday, July 26, 2010

Could Posthumous Egg Donation Ever Be Morally Acceptable?

Summer Johnson, PhD
July 26, 2010

A recent report from the New England Journal of Medicine about a surviving husband to have the eggs of his dead wife harvested in order to create a posthumous child has raised the question of gender equity in the posthumous harvesting of gametes.

Luckily, the medical team did not accede to his request.

The pull that the husband must have felt not to "lose" his wife must have been incredible, but the answer was not to put her through a medically inappropriate procedure, keeping her alive unnecessarily and harmfully to try to result in a reproductive act that neither she nor he would have wanted under ordinary circumstances.
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