Ethical questions over harvesting dead son's sperm

Nikolas Colton Evans had talked about how much he wanted to have a child, but the 21-year-old died after he was punched and hit his head on the ground in a fight. That would have been the end of it, if it weren’t for his determined mother, a court order and a urologist.

Missy Evans has harvested her dead son’s sperm and hopes to find a surrogate and one day raise her son’s child. It’s a decision that ethicists say raises troubling questions; one called the potential offspring a “replacement child.”

Evans isn’t concerned about what others might think. She says she is only doing what her son would have wanted.;_ylt=Akq5AFfkxolWz3H0MUve01ms0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFpcHAxN3BzBHBvcwMyNwRzZWMDYWNjb3JkaW9uX21vc3RfcG9wdWxhcgRzbGsDZXRoaWNhbHF1ZXN0

I’m not sure what religion (if any) those people are from, but this kind of thing is clearly not allowed in catholicism.

As usual, for GOOD reason.

Yes, well, unfortunately her son no longer has the opportunity to exercise his will, since he’s dead. If he had wanted so much to be a father, he should have avoided getting into fights.

This is sick. The mother legally can sexually abuse her kid.

This might be a stupid question, but exactly how is this sperm harvested? I mean, it can’t obviously be done the “normal” way, so do the doctors just go into the vas deferens or testicles and get them that way?

The whole thing just squicks me out. :frowning:

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