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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