The parents of a Virginia teen who died as a result of a car crash last month weren’t able to get a court order to harvest their son's sperm after his death.
Jerri and Rufus McGill wanted to extract and freeze their 19-year-old son Rufus “Sonny” McGill II’s sperm because they wanted grandchildren.
Doctors told Jerri that there is only a 24 to 36 hour window to extract a man's semen after death, reported the Times Dispatch. Getting a court order would have taken longer than that.
Was she acting out of grief and shock? Was she trying to take the law too far? What are the ethical implications of this matter?
In this video clip, Jerri McGill talks to HLN’S Dr. Drew about the situation.