State regulation simply caught up with in-vitro know-how.
A invoice signed Saturday by Gov. Kathy Hochul will make sure the 3-year-old “miracle daughter” of a murdered New York City cop — who was conceived after his demise — will probably be legally thought of his biological little one.
The invoice was handed unanimously final week by state lawmakers to assist the widow of Wenjian Liu safe Social Security advantages for Angelina.
The federal authorities doesn’t acknowledge such youngsters on the subject of Social Security help, deferring to New York state’s inheritance legal guidelines, which additionally make no allowance for teenagers conceived this fashion.
Under New York’s present property and inheritance regulation, the couple’s daughter was not thought of Liu’s “biological” little one — as a result of he didn’t present written consent for the use of his sperm within the presence of two witnesses.
Liu was shot and killed alongside his cop accomplice, Officer Rafael Ramos, in a Brooklyn ambush in 2014 — a double assassination that shook town.
Liu’s spouse, Pai Xia Chen, was nonetheless capable of conceive and provides delivery to Angelina in 2017, utilizing her lifeless husband’s preserved semen that was extracted from him simply earlier than he died.
The couple had solely been not too long ago married when he died, and deliberate to have youngsters.
“The case of Angelina and Wenjian Liu is an extraordinary one for which special considerations are necessary,”Gov. Hochul mentioned in an announcement. “I am proud to ensure that Angelina Liu receives the benefits she is entitled to, and I hope with the signing of this legislation that Angelina and her family are able to remember Detective Liu in peace.”