Thank you to Professor Gerry W. Beyer for this interesting piece of news:

Harvest of a dead man’s sperm authorized by Texas judge.

Here is the story from the AP:  click here.

Let me get this straight.  A 21 year old guy dies after a bar fight.  His mother wants his sperm so she can carry out his wish to have children.  Let me be more speicfic –  to have 3 boys named Hunter, Tod and Van.

"University of Texas law professor John Robertson, who specializes in bioethics, said state law gives parents control over a child’s body for organ and tissue donations but its use for sperm "is very unclear."

"There are no strong precedents in favor of a parent being able to request post-mortem sperm retrieval," he said

No kidding.