Skip to comments.Parents may be forced to tell the truth on children conceived from donors
Posted on 07/31/2007 5:41:11 PM PDT by DancesWithCats
Parents who conceal the fact that a child was conceived from donor sperm or eggs could face jail under rules proposed today.
The information should be declared on birth certificates to ensure children learn the truth about their creation, says a powerful committee of MPs and peers.
In a report which touches on a highly-sensitive ethical issue, they argue that it would give parents "the incentive to inform their child" at the time and in the manner of their own choosing.
But because it is an offence to give false information on a birth certificate, anyone who refused could be fined or jailed for up to two years.
Fertility pressure groups described the proposals as a "blunt instrument" that could do more harm than good.
They say there is a serious danger children could discover by accident that they are not genetically related to their parents by stumbling across the birth certificate.
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In today’s legal environment, any man who lets his sperm out of his immediate control is a moron. (Yes, I know that’s a wonderful straight line; it’s still true.)