The 24-year-old bank teller last year won the right to harvest Joshua Davies’ sperm after he killed himself, and on Wednesday won the right to be allowed to use them for in vitro fertilisation.
In August 2016 Cresswell instructed her legal representatives to file an urgent application to the court just hours after his body was found, seeking orders for the removal of sperm, and was successful.
On Wednesday, Davies’ family accompanied her to Brisbane’s Supreme Court to hear the verdict on the IVF which took the Justice Sue Brown nine months to consider.
In her judgement Brown noted there were “conflicting views in society” about this area of law, but that Cresswell’s request was not an “irrational response to grief”, and that Davies’ father had helped facilitate the process from the night of his son’s death.
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