Parents Thirsty for Son's Sperm Win Court Battle
Late West Point Cadet Peter Zhu’s Sperm is Finally Back Home
It’s a tale as old as time.
Boy jacks off into a cup.
Company freezes his essence. Boy dies in a tragic accident.
Parents sue so they can make a grandchild with a surrogate.
I mean, we all remember that prayer we said quietly to ourselves late at night:
West Point Cadet Peter Zhu, 21, of Concord was killed in a skiing accident last February in New York. This week, a New York judge granted his parent's the right to use their dead son's sperm with a surrogate.
The parents’ petition put it simply: “Without obtaining genetic material from Peter's body, it will be impossible to carry on our family's lineage-- and our family name will die."
It’s certainly strange. It’s certainly something that should have been covered in a will. And, I bet this judge just had to fight off the urge to make tons of puns about this in court.