Earlier this week, The New York Post reported that a grieving Manhattan widow, who won a court order preserving her husband's sperm, named her husband's girlfriend to be the surrogate mother of his child. Read that again. This is what allegedly happened: George Kamau committed suicide by hanging himself in his girlfriend Etaghua Asefa's home. His wife, Victoria Chege submitted a sperm-preservation request immediately after his death. Chege explained in court papers that Kamau wanted a family, and would have approved of the surrogacy. Chege then named her husband's girlfriend Asefa as the "family friend and appointed surrogate" mother who would receive sperm harvested from her late husband's corpse. Huh?
As it turns out Kamau was dead for at least 60 hours before the judge signed the order that allowed the sperm to be taken from Kamau's body. According to experts, sperm must be taken from a dead body within 36 hours to be viable. Thank god. We can't imagine that an off-spring raised by the mistress of a dead man, as ordered by his widow, would have the healthiest of upbringings.
We can't help but think, as one commenter wrote "This world is nuts!" (Unclear whether or not the pun was intended.)