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    DH and I are TTC now. If he were to pass away, harvesting his sperm would be the last thing on my mind. I would be too devastated and mourning his loss, not the loss of our unconceived child or what could be IYKWIM.

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    No I wouldn't. I have to say if my partner died suddenly and unexpectedly then harvesting his sperm would be the last thing on my mind. In my honest opinion it is morbid.

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    And would I harvest sperm from DH if he died? No. I think it's wrong to create a baby without that persons consent.
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    As for our frozen embryo being abhorrent... Well, I plan to use it to create another baby.
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    My only question would be financially. If I was left with a home and an insurance payout and no debt
    I would definitely consider it if we could live comfortably. If I was left in the situation we are in now I would have to depend on centrelink and I don't think that is right considering it would be a planned pregnancy.
    But had we had no kids...I might feel totally different. It's hard to say.

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    I think it would be a huge legal case if a woman wanted to extract her husbands sperm from his body without him being able to consent to it regardless of prior discussions/plans the couple may have had prior. Personally I don't think it should even be a possibility. Having frozen embryos stored already is a different scenario as it is proof that both parties intended to have children.

    Dh has 28 straws of sperm frozen. We already have 2 children and are trying for a third, if something happened to dh I would not pursue having another child and any remaining embryos and his sperm would be discarded. It wouldn't be fair on the future child not to know or have a father and it wouldn't be right for me bringing a child into the world on purpose if I to be a single mother.
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    To answer the question: if we had no children I would harvest from DH as a memory of our love and time together

    Because we already have children I would centre my effort in raising those children and wouldn't feel right raising more children as a widow.

    A mixed view but just my opinion.
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    My situation now, no I wouldn't but we already have 4 healthy children.
    Pre children if something had happened to my DH my answer may have been different.

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    If the couple had stored before he passed away and there was evidence that he consented to its use then I have no problem. We have discussed what we would do with our frozen embryos if one of us passed away. I would be okay for DP to use them with a surrogate if he wanted a biological sibling for DD. Especially knowing he has to do ivf for him to have children.

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    Taking it without permission? Nah. Not my style.


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