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Why sperm ‘donation’ is bad for dads and kids
LifeSiteNews ^ | 2-27-13 | John M. Smoot

Posted on 02/27/2013 5:44:53 PM PST by ReformationFan

In 2006, as a Probate and Family Court judge in Boston, I began hearing a case filed by a self-represented woman who requested an order that a sperm facility disclose the identity of the father of her two young daughters. She gave as her primary reason that the children suffered from health issues and needed a complete medical history from their father. As a secondary ground, she cited the children’s need for financial support. After multiple hearings and several trips between the Probate and Family Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the complaint was dismissed in 2011. (The first decision of the Appeals Court can be found here.)

By the end of the case, the process of anonymous sperm “donation” struck me as inhumane, and sperm “donation” in general as thoughtless, even though many of the individuals involved behave in understandably human ways. In today’s article I explain the problems for fathers and children created by sperm donation. Tomorrow I address the role of money as a problematic incentive for “donation” and offer suggestions for how we can slow the growth of the sperm-sale industry

(Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dads; homosexualagenda; kids; moralabsolutes; prolife; spermdonation
Excellent article concerning the Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World"-ish environment we(sadly) now live in.
1 posted on 02/27/2013 5:45:03 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
judge

hahaha. spit. Sperm donation in the black community has been the norm for a long time. It has never been a problem.

2 posted on 02/27/2013 5:51:36 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ReformationFan

Billy Crystal, Forget Paris:

He and wife are having trouble conceiving, so they’re going to try A/I.
While at the Doc’s they send him to a room, and offer “visual aids”.

He responds:

“Are you kidding?! Why all through High School I carried a picture of my right hand, in my wallet.”

Fell right outta my chair, rolling on the floor....


3 posted on 02/27/2013 6:10:33 PM PST by G Larry
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To: bigheadfred
Sperm donation in the black community has been the norm for a long time. It has never been a problem.

All things considered, it is stupid to be a sperm donor, with the laws the way they are. About the black community, whatever happens there, speaks for itself.

4 posted on 02/27/2013 6:21:42 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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There are certain criteria to be met, and certain information that can be accessed by the potential recipient. That basic historical health information apparently isn’t part of that process is stupid.

Because, actually, it should be one of the “safest” ways to beget, or obtain, a child by a method outside of what USED TO BE considered normal considering all the other just take your chances that are out there.


5 posted on 02/27/2013 6:30:51 PM PST by bigheadfred
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bfl


6 posted on 02/27/2013 7:03:32 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: ReformationFan

Didn’t I read here in FR the other day that a half sister and brother raised by two pairs of carpet munchers got married and later found out they were sister and brother?


7 posted on 02/27/2013 7:07:51 PM PST by Venturer
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Because, actually, it should be one of the “safest” ways to beget, or obtain, a child by a method outside of what USED TO BE considered normal considering all the other just take your chances that are out there.

I have no doubt that is true. My only point, is if the scum bags in government, try to make the donor pay child support. That part, is stupid, and is why I would never consider it.

8 posted on 02/27/2013 7:20:06 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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I can see that. But the government has been forcing me to do things to the point I have had enough.

Yeah, I’m stupid to have put up with it for so long.

But, different from them, I can live with my mistakes.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 7:23:44 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Venturer

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2989860/posts


10 posted on 02/27/2013 7:40:48 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Mark17

I wish people respected themselves more and gifts God has given....sexuality is a gift, often squandered by many...


11 posted on 02/27/2013 9:19:54 PM PST by cherry
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I wish people respected themselves more and gifts God has given....sexuality is a gift, often squandered by many...

Amen brother, and that is another reason I would never get involved. Hebrews 13:4 about sums it up.

12 posted on 02/27/2013 10:24:31 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Mark17

“All things considered, it is stupid to be a sperm donor, with the laws the way they are.”

Hopefully, those laws will help deter many men from making this dreadful mistake.


13 posted on 02/28/2013 4:44:05 AM PST by ReformationFan
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Medical history? No problem; just redact name and location of the donor.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 10:03:48 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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