A somewhat creepy article titled Woman wins permission to remove her dead partner’s testicles in the hope of using his sperm to get pregnant provides some interesting insight as to how far society will stoop to ensure that the golden uterus and the primacy of motherhood is indulged. The article gives the following details:
A woman has won a legal battle to remove her late partner’s testicles from his dead body in the hope of using his sperm to have a child.
The Toowoomba woman was granted permission to remove his testicles in the Queensland Supreme Court.
The woman lodged an urgent application to perform the procedure the day after her fiance died unexpectedly in April, the ABC reported.
Several of the couple’s friends presented evidence in court supporting their desire to have a child together.
Justice Martin Burns granted the request to remove the testicles but said another application must be made before the sperm was used.
He said this would give the woman the chance to think about whether she really wanted to go through with her pregnancy.
In the meantime, the man’s testicles will be stored at an IVF facility.
IVF is a process by which a woman’s eggs are fertilised by sperm in a laboratory setting which mimics pregnancy.
Lawyers representing the deceased man did not oppose the application.
Ok folks, can anyone find me a comparable scenario of using a dead boyfriends testes for IVF for the female sex? If technology was such that a woman’s eggs and uterus could be removed after her death with the justification that they “wanted a baby” before she died, would we not see women’s groups up in arms over the “commodification of the female body” or some shit? Deceased individuals cannot have organs removed from their body for donation unless they’ve signed a donor card, the testes are somehow an exception when it is in furtherance of a borderline necrophilic case of baby rabies? creepy stuff.