The issues I see are:
the moral responsibility to take care the children you father.
the claim by the left that a woman's body is under her complete control and that no one should tell her what she can or can't do with her body (hey if the State can't tell her not to end a life, how can they interfere with her not using a physician to start a life?)
proof that the man did not know that a licensed physician wasn't involved in the process
Boy would I love to be a juror on that case (jury nullification)
This man was on the local news last night. He made statements that he would not be in this situation if two women were allowed to sign a birth certificate in Kansas, or if gay marriage were legal in Kansas - just to give an idea where his head is at.
As to whether or not this man knew there was no physician involved - I wasn’t kidding when I said he answered a Craigslist ad. He knew it was ‘under the table’, and has never claimed otherwise.
I understand the sentiment: why does it have to have the government stamp of approval, to be an ‘official’ sperm donation. And as far as I’m concerned, he can give his sperm to whatever lesbian couple he wants to....but I don’t want to pay for it when it all falls apart.
And he knew it would probably fall apart (why else would we draft a ‘contract’). How could answering a Craigslist ad and giving your sperm to a pair of lesbians with 6 other adopted children go right?
He acted recklessly, no less recklessly than a guy who has a one night stand and gets a woman pregnant. And in both situations, I don’t think I the taxpayer should be stuck with the bill.
At least if a doctor is involved, there is a fighting chance of the doctor saying ‘no, this is crazy.’