Widow's Fight To Keep Her Dead Husband's Sperm

14/08/2014 16:56 | Updated 22 May 2015

Widow's fight to keep her dead husband's sperm

A widow has started legal action to keep her dead husband's sperm from being destroyed because she wants the option to have his child later in life.

Beth Warren, 28, has been told by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority that the sperm cannot be stored beyond April 2015, but is asking for 'more time' to make her decision.

Her husband Warren Brewer, 32, died of a brain tumour in February 2012 and stored his sperm before treatment. He made it clear that his wife should be allowed to use it posthumously.

Ms Warren told BBC News: "I really just need more time to make this decision.

"It is something that I hope is the right thing to do in the future because I loved Warren so much and we'd planned to have that family and I feel like I should be able to do it.

"It's what we talked about together, what he wanted for me and I am lucky I have the full support from his friends and family for doing that.

"I also understand this is a huge decision because that child will never meet their father and that is a decision I am making. I just need more time. I'm not ready yet."

The couple had been together for eight years and married six weeks before his death. Beth subsequently changed her surname to Warren.

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