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Flesh and Blood



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Flesh and Blood by Diane Blood
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Diane Blood first hit the headlines in 1996 when she went to court to fight for the right to use her late husband's sperm to try for the child they had planned together before his sudden death from meningitis. Diane's case caused an ethical storm and was debated in the courts, in Parliament and in the media.With huge public support, yet against almost impossible odds, she won on appeal and went on to have two miraculous little boys, Liam and Joel. After a particularly precarious pregnancy and after spending the first days of his life in the intensive care ward of the baby unit, Liam was finally allowed home. By then it was almost four years after his father's death. Baby Joel was born three and a half years later. The legal battles were not over, however, as the law still prevented Diane from naming the boys' father on their birth certificates. After many hurdles and stumbling blocks, she triumphed again and made constitutional history when the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Act finally came into force on 1 December 2003 and she was allowed to re-register her children's births. This is the personal story behind the headlines. For the first time, in her own w

Author Biography

Diane Blood's campaign to have her husband Stephen's baby through artificial insemination began after he contracted bacterial meningitis and died in 1995. She lives with her two sons, Liam (4) and Joel (1) in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
Release date NZ
October 28th, 2004
Foreword by Robert Winston
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Mainstream Publishing
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