In a case showcasing the rare capacity of our legal system to use common sense, a federal appeals court has struck down a lower court's ruling which had granted social security death benefits to a girl whose father died before she was conceived. There is talk that the case is headed to the Supreme Court.
Had the father died AFTER conception, I would have no problem supporting a death benefit. But the frozen sperm of a dead man delivered downrange to conception does not create an orphaned child. It simply created a single mother.
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