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Widow: Late husband taught me how to be a fighter

Before the fertilisation watchdog announced it was to challenge the High Court ruling, widow Beth Warren had told ITV News she was "elated" at a judge saying she could preserve her late husband's sperm.

She said: "It's absolutely amazing. I knew it could go either way. I am elated.

"Warren's family and friends have told me how proud he would have been of me, and that means a lot.

"Warren was such a fighter, he fought the brain tumor as hard as he possibly could, he stayed positive. We tried and he taught me how to be a fighter."

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Fertilisation watchdog set to appeal over sperm ruling

A widow who won a High Court fight to preserve her late husband's sperm was tonight "downhearted" after the UK fertility regulator was given permission to try to overturn the ruling.

Physiotherapist Beth Warren, 28, from Birmingham, had been "elated" after a High Court judge ruled in her favour following a hearing in London.

But her mood changed when Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (Hfea) was given permission to take the case to the Court of Appeal.

"Oh dear," she said. "I thought it was all over."

Judge: Widow 'fell in love with a man and cared for him'

Widow Beth Warren has won a High Court fight to preserve her dead husband's sperm.

Speaking during the verdict, Judge Mrs Justice Hogg said: "I have held that Mrs Warren has the right to decide to become a parent by her deceased husband.

"She fell in love with a man, cared for him and loved him. I wish her and Mr Brewster's parent well, and ultimately whatever her decision may be I wish her and the family much happiness after such a difficult and sad time".

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