War widows choose in vitro pregnancies after husbands die

sutherlands.jpg A small number of Iraq War widows are choosing to get pregnant after their husbands have died, through in vitro fertilization. The Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t keep official track, and only knows of four such cases. One of them is the Sutherland family in North Pole. Staff Sergeant Stephen Sutherland was serving in Iraq with Fort Wainwright’s 172nd Stryker Brigade when he was killed, two years ago this month.

Libby Casey, KUAC – Fairbanks