roll over, King Solomon
By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 18, 2010
New York court has given permission for a widow to harvest sperm from the body of her deceased husband.
She said she doesn’t want his death to stand in the way of their desire to start a family.
If you think you’ve now reached the ghoulish final depot for an absurd train of logic, you’re wrong; the train is still moving. If artificial fertilization is successful, the widow in question wants a surrogate mother to bring the pregnancy to term. You understand: so that she (who’s not going to have the baby) and her husband (who’s not around to see the baby) can start a family.
One more stop: In considering this happy couple’s desire for children, you may or may not find it relevant to consider the cause of the late husband’s death: suicide.
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Posted by: Wild Bill -
Oct. 22, 2010 11:23 AM ET USA
Charity prevents asking whether the poor soul's suicide was prompted by his wife's overweening ambition to "start a family."
Posted by: sparch -
Oct. 19, 2010 10:15 AM ET USA
Maybe she can hire someone else raise the child, educate the child and send him/her off to college. She can stand back and admire her work from afar. 'Look at what I have done!" Sounds like the modern thinking process. Divorce yourself from responsibility unless things go well. Then take all the credit.