Friday, October 05, 2007

Sperm donor, 72, to father his own grandchild

Please, please let the recipient be the daughter-in-law. I mean, sure, that's fucked up in itself but it would be less fucked up than the alternative.

A man of 72 is to donate sperm to try to father his own 'grandchild'. He has been cleared to provide the sperm to his daughter-in-law to allow her to become a mother.

I actually sighed a breath of relief. That's really, really sad when you think about it. Oh, and it would be his son, not his grandson, technically, so cut the bullshit and call it what it is.

Any baby born will be its grandfather's genetic child and a halfbrother or half-sister to the man it takes to be its father.

And will forever need extensive counciling.

The case - believed to be the first of its kind in the UK - raises ethical questions about how well the child will cope with such unusual family circumstances.

In about 20 years the child will be in jail. That's how the coping will go.


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