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British sperm donor ‘fathered 600 children’
The Sun ^ | April 8, 2012

Posted on 04/08/2012 12:04:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A BRITISH scientist may have fathered 600 children after making donations to a fertility programme he ran with his wife.

And one of his biological children has suggested the number may even be as high as ONE THOUSAND.

Bertold Wiesner - who was born in Austria - ran the Barton Clinic in London which helped more than 1,500 women conceive.

Barry Stevens, a film-maker from Canada, was concieved using Wiesner's donated sperm and said the number could be much higher.

He said last night: "He was the one that found the donors so it's possible he didn't tell his wife and she believed the donations were coming from a lot of different men."

Wiesner ran the controversial clinic with his wife Mary - until he died in 1972. Research shows he regularly made donations from the early 1940s until the mid-1960s.

David Gollancz, a London-based barrister also conceived at the clinic, said last night: "A conservative estimate is that he would have been making 20 donations a year.

"Using standard figures of live births which result, including allowances for twins and miscarriages, I estimate that he is responsible for between 300 and 600 children," he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: austria; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 04/08/2012 12:04:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He'd better be glad he doesn't live in Seattle. Can you picture the child support payments he'd be saddled with?
2 posted on 04/08/2012 12:07:23 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Please let this be a high IQ individual...please!
3 posted on 04/08/2012 12:12:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yikes! People are going to be marrying their half-siblings without knowing it. "Who's your daddy?" takes on a whole new meaning.

Just another argument against AI - I'm not in favor of it even with dogs because it does the same thing that happened here -- makes a very few sires predominant in the gene pool. When you require natural cover (as the Jockey Club does with Thoroughbred horses) it limits the number of females that can be bred to any given male, but with AI (especially with modern techniques like ovulation testing and concentration) the number of pups is pretty much infinite.

It turned out that a very, very popular National Field Trial Champion who sired literally thousands of pups via AI was carrying a serious genetic defect. When he popped up in 2-3 places on a dog's pedigree, so did the defect. And for awhile there it was very hard to avoid him - people were advertising stud dogs in the magazines with "No [dog's name]".

4 posted on 04/08/2012 12:13:59 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a wanker!


5 posted on 04/08/2012 12:19:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I just fathered 600 children in Britain and boy are my wrists tired!... So I saw my friend Elmer today. ‘Henny’ he asked me, ‘Who was that lady I saw you with last night?”
‘Elmer’, I said.’ That was no lady, that was my wife!’
So, everyone having a good time? Before I bring out the next act I want to remind everyone waitresses here work for the tips and they work hard!”


6 posted on 04/08/2012 12:19:52 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Any of them look like 0bammy?


7 posted on 04/08/2012 12:26:16 PM PDT by carriage_hill (ual)
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To: carriage_hill

They could we know nothing about his background.


8 posted on 04/08/2012 12:29:18 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Chronic tosser.

Cheers!

9 posted on 04/08/2012 12:29:55 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think he’s still got some catching up to do to equal Genghis Khan.


10 posted on 04/08/2012 12:43:08 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: hoosiermama

He doesn’t exist:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAIrXa-xigw


11 posted on 04/08/2012 12:48:19 PM PDT by carriage_hill (ual)
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To: AnAmericanMother

YES...what YOU Said....how do children of this procedure who live in the same city all of their life avoid marrying a half brother or sister? I’ve often wondered that....(In the 80’s they were doing AI for single/divorced moms who just wanted a baby....I know....I have a relative who did just that.)


12 posted on 04/08/2012 1:07:37 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow. He’s sired more offspring than a lot of stud horses.


13 posted on 04/08/2012 1:13:22 PM PDT by Catmom
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To: mylife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrdjxj3lMD0


14 posted on 04/08/2012 1:20:10 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: BenLurkin
they're LIBERAL Democrats. :O

15 posted on 04/08/2012 1:23:49 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He donated a lot of genetic material.. Fathering is something else entirely.


16 posted on 04/08/2012 2:24:54 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barry Stevens, a film-maker from Canada, was concieved ...

&&&
concieved? I wonder if that is the same as being conceived.

I should not be surprised, I suppose, as the entire piece is written with each sentence getting its own paragraph, a style which seems to be quite popular these days with barely literate online writers.


17 posted on 04/08/2012 2:29:56 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Quote from the article:

Allan Pacey - a male fertility expert at Sheffield University said a healthy man could make up to 50 donations a year.

I guarantee you I could make more than 50 donations a year. Just sayin’, not sure where he gets this estimate!!


18 posted on 04/08/2012 3:28:12 PM PDT by JoeFromCA
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To: JoeFromCA
I guarantee you I could make more than 50 donations a year. Just sayin’,

Not good high density ones. Takes a little time for the sperm count to build back up. We had some problems conceiving with our first. We finally got 'her done after I went away on a week long TDY. A nicely timed TDY I might add. Second daughter was an accident. Go figure.

19 posted on 04/08/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: goodnesswins
Which brings this old Calypso number to mind:

Shame and Scandal in the Family

"That girl is your sister, but your mama don't know."

20 posted on 04/08/2012 5:32:35 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It stands to reason that an awful lot of children from the same town are siblings.
What are the chances that many of the children from this jerk have met and married without knowing that they are having incest?


21 posted on 04/09/2012 5:14:33 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The old fashioned way is still the best. Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


22 posted on 04/10/2012 6:53:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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