Heartbroken parents harvest dead son's sperm to create 'designer grandson' in British 'first'

Article here. If I recall right here in the US it is unlawful to take ova from a dead woman's body and use them to create a baby unless she has specifically permitted it in writing prior to her death. Any lawyers out there who can chime in? Excerpt:

'A wealthy couple harvested sperm from their dead son and used it to create a "designer grandson" in likely the first case of its kind in Britain.

The couple were left devastated after their only child was killed in a motorcycle crash and seemingly ended their chance of becoming grandparents.

But the pair, who are in their 50s, were reportedly desperate for an heir decided to harvest the 26-year-old's sperm, which was frozen and exported to the US, bypassing strict laws in the UK.

Their grandson is now three and is believed to be living with them in Britain in a case that highlights ethical and legal concerns.

The grandparents chose to use gender selection techniques to create a grandchild, who was born using donor eggs and a surrogate, the Mail on Sunday reported.

It is thought that the whole process cost up to £100,000.

Top fertility specialist Dr David Smotrich helped the grandparents at his La Jolla IVF clinic in San Diego, California, using techniques that are illegal in Britain.

He said the couple's unmarried son had not given formal consent to have his sperm harvested and used to create a child in the event of his death.'

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