ITV This Morning: Shocked viewers divided over woman using dead husband’s sperm for IVF

This Morning viewers were completely divided over one segment today (January 19).

The ITV show delivers entertainment to viewers in the form of celebrity gossip, topical news interviews and lifestyle tips.

Often, the presenters are left in fits of giggles and their fun and relatable style is loved by fans.

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But today, viewers took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on a surprising segment.

A woman appeared on the show to discuss her plans to use her late husband’s frozen sperm for IVF.

An admin error means the consent form her husband signed is not valid and so she must go to High Court to fight for her right to have his child.

Her husband passed away with a brain tumour and his wife wants the chance to have his baby to carry forward his memory.

However, This Morning viewers were completely divided over the idea.

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They took to Twitter to voice their concerns.

One viewer said: “Grief is awful but I’m afraid she’s not thinking of the effect on the child in all this…”

A disgruntled fan wrote: “Please woman let this man rest in peace… He is dead, you need to move on!”

Another agreed, writing: “It’s so sad when someone passes away, but to intentionally bring a life into the world when that person is gone, seems selfish to me.”

Some fans of the show were sympathetic to the cause as she only gets one shot at the treatment.

One said: “One go. Christ, I wish this woman all the luck in the world. Somebody represent her!”

Another said: “Aww such a sad story.”

One confused person wrote: “I don’t know that I agree with what she wants to do… but wish her a speedy resolution as then she will know one way or the other whether this is allowed and if allowed whether it will work.”

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