posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:11 AM
Having read the article and looked into such, the following can be stated:
The use of the body after death, is a touchy subject, as it goes into different realms of possibilities and ultimately the stuff of both science
fiction and fact. It can lead to a miracle to some, and a nightmare to others and ultimately should be handled very carefully. The ethical use of
such has been questioned since the concept and actual proceedures have come around, and ultimately there are a few concerns that should be brought to
In this case, the question that is coming around is that of a males sperm, and ultimately who has say over such. While it may seem like a good thing,
the ability to use such after the death of a man, but is it? There can be no doubt that there will be problems and blessings along the way.
Sperm, contains half of the genetic code for creation of life, it is what allows for the start of human life. It is half of the process, and thus
therein lies the issue. A man who died, and a grieving widow, would it be fair to deny her a chance to have a child with the man that she married,
yet did not have children with? Would it be fair to say that we can not allow for his legacy, infact his very family name to die out, all cause the
couple did not have children while they were still alive?
And what of sperm doners, those who chose to give such up for money, can it then be stated that we can chose to harvest such after their death, as
they did such in life? After all it was what they chose to do.
While those are the simple kinds of answers, there are the more darker sides to this that should be considered. What of say a dictator, one who
killed thousands or repressed populations, do we allow for the continuation of a family, from such a person? Or the 20 yo woman who marries an 85 yo
wealthy man, should she be allowed to do such, to have access to his fortune by having a child after his death?
For every miracle that this can provide, it also can give rise to a nightmare on the flip side. While I think it may be a good idea, I would say we
should err on the side of caution and not make this the rule, but keep it the exception.
Then there are 2 other points that should be considered, and that is the children, how would this affect them socially and even in private? And what
if it were reveresed and it was the man who survivied and the woman who died, do we now allow for the eggs of the woman to be harvested so the man can
have children with her, even after death?
Too many questions and not enough answers.