A young bloke’s frozen sperm will become the stuff of heated legal argument about its lawful use

January 4, 2015

The sperm from a young filmmaker who died 11 years ago has become the stuff of legal argument.

It’s the sperm of Cameron Duncan, who shared his battle with bone cancer through his short films before his death in November 2003 aged just 17.

According to this report in the Herald on Sunday:

Eleven years on, the case is poised to make legal history.

Before he started chemotherapy, Duncan banked sperm for later use. He made no secret of his wish to father a child in the future and wanted his sperm preserved.

It is understood he signed paperwork giving his mother ownership rights to the sperm if he died.

But it’s not as simple as that in a country with committees set up to regulate just about everything we do.

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