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Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm, judge rules

Supreme Court Justice John Colangelo says in a decision dated Thursday the parents of Peter Zhu haven’t decided whether to attempt conception with a surrogate mother. But he ruled it’s their decision to make.

His parents must be in such pain. This plan is problematic, as is the ruling. There’s no way for Zhu to give, or withhold, his consent. And that’s just the first ethical issue.