LONDON, March 6 (UPI) -- Britain's High Court threw out a time limit Thursday set by a sperm bank for a woman to decide whether to conceive a child by her dead husband.
Beth Warren, 28, of Birmingham said she was "elated" and "every good word in the dictionary" by the decision, the Daily Telegraph reported. Her husband, Warren Brewer, a ski instructor, died of a brain tumor in 2012, six weeks after their marriage.
While sperm can be stored indefinitely, British law requires the donor to renew authorization for its storage and use. The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority argued that Brewer had permission only through April 2015.
Warren's lawyer called this argument "excessively linguistic and technical." Jenni Richards said Brewer clearly wanted his wife to have the option of bearing his child.
Warren, who uses her late husband's first name as her last name, says she is still grieving for her husband and not ready to make the decision on having a child or children as a single parent.