Mum faces flak for taking dead son’s sperm to create grandchildApril 13th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): A grieving mother has enraged religious figures in America after she harvested her murdered son’s sperms to create a grandchild.
Missy Evans said that her son Nikolas, 21, who died after being punched in a fight, wanted kids and she was simply fulfilling his wishes.
The 42-year-old mum got court permission to use his sperm, and is now looking for a surrogate mother to carry the child.
“He wanted children. Someone took that away from him,” the Mirror quoted Missy as saying.
However, religious leaders and supporters have condemned her move.
Ohio University’s professor of philosophy and religious studies Mark Vopat said: “This is a disturbing case. While Nikolas may have said he wanted children, it’s wrong to assume he would have wanted one posthumously.”
And ethics expert Tom Mayo, of the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, claimed that Missy was just using the process to get a “replacement child”.
However, Missy, of Austin, Texas, insisted: “Nikolas would love me so much for doing this.” (ANI)
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