This article is on the front page of the Register today and although I don't have enough time to really put together my thoughts on the situation and entitlements, I wanted to throw it out there for everyone else to read, think about and share what they think. In short, the guy had leukemia, got married, banked sperm before starting chemo, did not recover and ended up dieing. The wife is artifically impregnated a year later and has a daughter. She then applies for survivor benifits from Social Security, who denies the request.
I'll try and add my feelings in the comments later.