Case Western Reserve Law Review
parentage, posthumous reproduction, posthumously conceived, inheritance, heirs
This essay highlights some of the legal consequences resulting from the widespread availability and use of reproductive technology. The Essay is divided into three parts. Part I examines the steps that must be taken to identify the legal parents of the posthumously conceived children. Part II discussed the reproductive rights of the deceased gamete providers. Since most posthumous reproduction is done using the sperm of dead men, the discussion centers on male reproductive rights. Finally, Part III focuses on the inheritance rights of posthumously conceived children.
Browne C. Lewis, Graveside Birthday Parties: The Legal Consequences of Forming Families Posthumously, 60 Case Western Reserve Law Review 1159 (2010)