[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that an Iowa girl born two years after her father’s death was not entitled to his Social Security [official website] benefits. After the death of her husband, Patti Beeler used in vitro fertilization (IVF) [Medline backgrounder] to conceive the child, known as BEB, with her late husband’s preserved semen. She then applied to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for survivor’s benefits but was denied…