More than a decade after a fatally ill man deposited his sperm at a tissue bank, a New York appeals court has rebuffed the plea of his parents to use the sperm for conception of a grandchild, clearing the way for the destruction of the sample. The panel held that Mark Speranza's parents' proposal to use their dead son's semen to artificially impregnate a surrogate would "fundamentally violate" state health regulations, which require sperm donors to be screened before their specimens are donated to the public.
Parents Denied Right to Dead Son's Sperm
New York Law Journal
March 4, 2009