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  • #PPSellsBabyParts: Why Is Selling Human Organs Illegal Anyway?

    07/30/2015 6:50:55 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies ^ | 7/29/15 | Steve Berman
    If I kill an endangered lion in Africa and bring its head and skin home to be stuffed, I will be fined anywhere between $500 and $10,500, depending on how many times I’m caught doing it—not to mention calls for my soul to be fed to Cthulhu after my body is slow roasted on a spit.  But if I sell my own plasma or sperm, I can make $50 per week or more for my blood (for twice a week), and up to $1,500 per month for my sperm. ($125 every 3 days, are you kidding me?). But I can’t...
  • Sperm, Craigslist, Lesbians and Welfare: What Could Go Wrong?

    01/24/2014 4:50:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | January 24, 2014 | John Ransom
    There is so much wrong with the following story that like other great art that imitates life, I think I’ll let the story mostly speak for itself…and many of the ills of society in general. So, stop me if you heard this one…. Two lesbians put up an ad on Craigslist looking for a sperm donor. This is not in dispute. They put up an ad on Craigslist looking for sperm, like sperm are a couch or a T.V. or those old worthless beanie babies your haggard aunt collected. In response to the ad, one William Marotta, who apparently...
  • Kansas court says sperm donor must pay child support

    01/24/2014 5:09:44 PM PST · by kingattax · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | January 24, 2014 | Chandrika Narayan
    A Kansas sperm donor caught in the middle of a child support case says he wanted to help a lesbian couple when he made the donation nearly five years ago. Instead, he may end up paying for his action. A judge ruled that William Marotta must pay child support, even though he says he signed documents waiving his parental rights. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi said on Wednesday that Marotta failed to conform to Kansas law, which says a licensed physician must be involved in an artificial insemination process, court documents show. Sperm donor liable for child support...
  • Judge rules sperm donor to lesbians owes child support

    01/24/2014 5:59:36 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 24, 2014 | no attribution
    A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled Wednesday
  • Woman Deals With Shock, Pain After Learning Her Father Was a Sperm Donor

    08/04/2013 7:27:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 80 replies
    Life News ^ | Leslie Fain
    The day after Stephanie Blessing learned she had been conceived with the assistance of a sperm donor and that the man she knew and loved as her father for 32 years was not her father, she went into shock. She remembers sitting in her rocking chair, staring into space. It was so bad, her husband had to remind her to do something as basic as changing their baby’s diaper. “I was just catatonic,” she said. The shock turned into depression, as she began to mourn what she had lost. “I was a daddy’s girl. I had a great childhood, and...
  • Ma'lik's father: Be parent, not friend (Steubenville)

    03/17/2013 9:17:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies The father of Ma'lik Richmond speaks exclusively to CNN. His son was found guilty in the Steubenville rape case.
  • KS: Sperm donor ordered by state to pay child support (to separated lesbian couple on assistance)

    01/02/2013 11:10:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 1/2/13 | Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. -- A sperm donor in Kansas is fighting a state effort to force him to pay child support for a child conceived through artificial insemination by a lesbian couple. William Marotta, 46, of Topeka said he is "a little scared about where this is going to go, primarily for financial reasons," The Topeka Capital-Journal ( reported Monday. When he donated sperm to Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner in 2009, Marotta relinquished all parental rights, as well as financial responsibility for the child. When Bauer and Schreiner filed for state assistance this year, the state demanded the donor's name...
  • Sperm donor for lesbian couple sued by State of Kansas for child support

    01/01/2013 4:05:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12/31/2012 | BY: THERESA LESCHMANN
    The State of Kansas, which does not recognize same-sex unions, is pursuing child support from the man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple because the child’s mother is seeking financial aid. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is seeking to pass the cost of that child support on to the sperm donor of the lesbian couple involved. According to the Huffington Post’s Dec. 30 report, William Marotta, a Topeka mechanic, may have to pay child support for a child he signed away all his parental rights to. The story begins when Marotta answered a Craigslist ad for a sperm donor....
  • Alabama politician Bill Johnson caught in sperm donation scandal in New Zealand

    12/12/2011 11:26:29 AM PST · by notsofastmyfriend · 37 replies
    Mobile Press-Register ^ | 12/11/11 | George Talbot
    Bill Johnson, a former top state official who made a failed bid for governor in 2010, has been living a secret life in New Zealand as a sperm donor for lesbian couples, a New Zealand newspaper reported today. Johnson, a Republican from Prattville, has spent much of the past year in Christchurch, New Zealand, as a contractor working on the recovery effort from a deadly earthquake that struck the city in February. The New Zealand Herald reported in its Sunday edition that Johnson, who is married, has been using an alias to meet women who want help getting pregnant. The...
  • 'I'm the daddy... to SEVENTY children!' The moment sperm donor confessed to his stunned fiancée

    09/30/2011 1:35:15 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Sept. 29, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A lawyer who donated sperm to pay his way through college has learned that he has fathered an astonishing 70 children. More than 15 of those have already attempted to contact 33-year-old Ben Seisler. The donor confessed to his fiancée as part of a new reality show, Sperm Donor, that aired on the Style Network on Tuesday. Seisler donated sperm for three years while attending law school at George Mason, Virginia. He earned around $150 per donation.
  • The sperm donor with 150 kids

    09/08/2011 10:35:59 PM PDT · by americanophile · 33 replies
    The Week via Yahoo! News ^ | Sep 7, 2011 | The Week
    Cynthia Daily had a child with a sperm donor, then discovered that her kid had at least 150 half-siblings — and a range of potential medical and emotional risks Nobody knows exactly how many children are conceived with donated sperm, but an estimated 30,000 to 60,000 such babies are born in the U.S. each year. According to The New York Times, many of these children have more half-siblings than their parents bargained for. One mother, Cynthia Daily, used a donor registry to trace at least 150 children to the same sperm donor who fathered her son. "It's wild when we...
  • Biological dad's name off girl's birth certificate after lesbian couple splits

    08/16/2011 7:38:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies ^ | 17th August 2011
    A MAN who donated sperm to a lesbian couple will have his name stripped from their child's birth certificate after a successful legal bid by the birth mother's ex-partner. The woman took the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and biological father, to court in May to have his name replaced with her name in the document. The female child was born in 2001 and the women split in 2006, although they continued to share parental responsibility. The man also played a role in the child's life. New South Wales District Court Judge Stephen Walmsley today ruled in her...
  • Pro Creators: Sperm Donors Are Dads to Dozens

    06/20/2011 2:46:34 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 46 replies
    Fox News & New York Post ^ | June 19, 2011 | unkonwn
    When he was a cash-strapped college student 20 years ago, Todd Whitehurst didn't think too deeply on the consequences of donating sperm. Then, when he was 41, he got an e-mail from a girl named Virginia. "She said, basically, 'I'm 14, and I think I'm your daughter,' " explained Whitehurst, now a 45-year-old medical engineer. Shortly after, he found a son, Tyler, now 14. And another, Gavin, now 16. That led to another child, and another, and yet another. "It was definitely overwhelming," Whitehurst said. "I'm not even sure how many children there are." So far he has found nine...
  • Lesbian couple used me: sperm donor

    05/25/2011 6:44:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies
    The Canberra Times ^ | 25 May 2011 | Natasha Wallace
    Neil Richards was so excited about the impending birth of his child 10 years ago he discussed building a home in the Blue Mountains for himself and the lesbian couple who had used his donated sperm to conceive. Mr Richards, who answered the couple's advertisement in a magazine, said they agreed he should be involved in his daughter's life but exactly how was never decided. He said he provided sperm to Jesse Star, now 49, paid $5000 for her fertility treatments at a Woollahra clinic and paid for the midwife who managed the home birth of the child in August...
  • Sperm donor passed on sudden death heart defect

    10/20/2009 8:13:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 560+ views
    AP ^ | 10/21/09 | LINDSEY TANNER
    Sperm donor passed on sudden death heart defect By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical – 1 hr 36 mins ago CHICAGO – A sperm donor passed on a potentially deadly genetic heart condition to nine of his 24 children, including one who died at age 2 from heart failure, according to a medical journal report. Two children, both now teenagers, have developed symptoms and are at risk for sudden cardiac death, the report says. It's the second documented instance of a genetic condition being inherited through sperm donation. The latest case highlights the importance of thoroughly screening sperm donors, according to...
  • Man who allegedly posed as a West Los Angeles fertility doctor is arrested (Fake SpermDonor Clinic)

    10/03/2009 3:09:43 AM PDT · by tlb · 12 replies · 963+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | October 3, 2009 | Richard Winton and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Jeffrey Lynn Graybill, 40, of Phoenix is accused of pretending to be "Dr. Robert Richardson" and soliciting sperm donors for the nonexistent Fertility Clinic of West Los Angeles. Graybill was brought back to Los Angeles after being arrested Wednesday in Arizona, investigators said. He had moved from Marina del Rey to Phoenix in August. Investigators believe that there may be more than two dozen other victims in California and Arizona. Although he had no medical license, Graybill allegedly advertised himself as a physician through Internet listings on Craigslist and solicited potential clients, offering up to $4,000 monthly for sperm donations...
  • Court won’t hear sperm donor suit

    10/01/2009 8:34:23 PM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies · 596+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/1/2009 | John R. Ellement
    The state Appeals Court asked lawmakers yesterday to take on complex legal questions now surfacing about anonymous sperm donors and the children conceived through science. In a ruling issued yesterday, the court refused to become involved in a Suffolk Probate and Family Court case in which the mother of twin daughters, known only as Jane Doe, is demanding that the New England Cryogenic Center Inc. identify a sperm donor known only as D237... Jane Doe represented herself before the court and could not be reached for comment. ...according to McHugh’s ruling, D237 sold his sperm between 1992 and 1994 when...
  • Debate on Fox--Lesbian Mom Demands Child Support from Sperm Donor Dad

    08/12/2008 12:47:07 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 51 replies · 521+ views ^ | 8/12/08 | Glenn Sacks
    Recently on Fox's nationally-syndicated Morning Show with Mike and Juliet we debated a New Mexico case where a man who had donated sperm to a lesbian couple is now on the hook for child support to the children's biological mother. The case is detailed in New Mexico Court Orders Sperm Donor to Pay Child Support (Fox News, 7/31/08): A court battle over whether a sperm donor should pay a higher rate of child support has ended with a ruling that the man is liable because he has taken an active role in raising the children. Kevin Zoernig had argued he...
  • Childless couples denied as anonymity loss scares egg and sperm donors

    06/26/2008 7:04:12 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 45 replies · 46+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | June 26 | Mark Henderson
    "The removal of anonymity from sperm and egg donors has provoked a crisis in fertility treatment that is denying couples the chance to try for a baby. Infertility therapy with donated sperm has collapsed to the lowest levels since records began, according to the first official figures, seen by The Times, since the Government banned anonymous donation in 2005. The number of women treated with donated sperm fell by about 20 per cent, from 2,727 in 2005 to 2,107 in 2006, the first full year after the change. The number of donor insemination treatment cycles fell by 30 per cent...
  • Sperm Donor Betrayed by Lesbian Couple He Aided

    12/04/2007 10:33:50 AM PST · by PercivalWalks · 19 replies · 460+ views ^ | 12-3-07 | Glenn Sacks
    A man who was kind enough to donate his sperm to a lesbian couple has now--18 years later--been stabbed in the back and hit up for child support. According to the New York Post: "A sperm donor who sent gifts signed 'Dad' to his biological son has been slapped with a child-support order, 18 years after helping his friend get pregnant. "The Nassau County man donated his sperm to a work colleague, and included his name on the child's birth certificate, saying it would give the boy an identity, courts documents revealed. "He then blurred the lines between donor and...
  • Sperm Donor Father Ends His Anonymity (And You Won't Believe What He Is Doing Now)

    02/15/2007 3:30:45 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 66 replies · 3,681+ views
    NY Times ^ | 14 February 2007 | Amy Harmon
    ...Mr. Harrison had been thinking about getting in touch since reading in an article in The New York Times 15 months ago that two teenagers whose mothers had used his sperm to conceive were looking for him. The headline, “Hello, I’m Your Sister, Our Father Is Donor 150,” made him choke on his coffee, said Mr. Harrison, who made $400 a month donating sperm under that number twice-weekly during the late 1980s. ...Once one of the sperm bank’s most-requested donors, with a profile that described him as 6 foot and blue-eyed with interests in philosophy, music and drama, Mr. Harrison,...
  • My Father Was an Anonymous Sperm Donor

    12/18/2006 5:26:26 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 258 replies · 4,735+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 17 December 2006 | Katrina Clark
    ...I'm 18, and for most of my life, I haven't known half my origins... ...That part came from my father. The only thing was, I had never met him, never heard any stories about him, never seen a picture of him. I didn't know his name. My mother never talked about him -- because she didn't have a clue who he was. When she was 32, my mother -- single, and worried that she might never marry and have a family -- allowed a doctor wearing rubber gloves to inject a syringe of sperm from an unknown man into her...
  • Mothers who used same sperm donor meet

    08/11/2006 5:39:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies · 514+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8-11-06 | KIM NGUYEN
    NEDERLAND, Colo. - Michelle Jorgenson thought it was odd that her 8-year-old daughter Cheyenne — conceived with sperm from a mystery man known to Jorgenson only as Donor 3066 — was extremely sensitive to sound and walked on her toes. Jorgenson started checking on the Internet and soon learned of at least six other children around the country who were fathered by 3066. And of those seven, she discovered to her alarm, two have autism, and two others, Cheyenne included, show signs of a sensory disorder tied closely to autism. The children's mothers located one another beginning a year ago...
  • Homosexuals unfit sperm donors

    08/08/2006 9:02:26 AM PDT · by Kurt_Hectic · 14 replies · 1,237+ views ^ | 08 Aug 2006, 15:20 | Aftenposten English Web Desk Jonathan Tisdall
    Oslo's Sperm Bank seeks to double its number of donors but is not interested in contributions from homosexuals. A legislative change in January 2005 gave the child of a sperm donation the right to know the identity of the donor when reaching age 18. The sperm bank at Rikshospitalet, Oslo has been trying various recruitment drives to make up for the resulting reluctance but the Bank is far from its goal of finding 30-40 new donors every year, newspaper Dagsavisen reports. Nevertheless, the Bank is unwilling to accept homosexual donors, despite the regulations not mentioning the exclusion of this group....
  • Sperm Donor Seen as Source of Disease in 5 Children

    05/19/2006 6:51:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 440+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 19, 2006 | DENISE GRADY
    A sperm donor in Michigan passed a rare and serious genetic disease to five children born to four couples, doctors are reporting today. The doctor who discovered the cases said that all four couples were clients of the same sperm bank. That bank, the doctor added, assured him that it had discarded its remaining samples from the man and had told him he could no longer be a donor. It is not known how many children the donor had fathered, whether he knew he carried the disease before he donated sperm, or whether the bank had informed him of his...
  • Sperm donor loses appeal on child support

    08/23/2005 4:33:44 AM PDT · by grundle · 171 replies · 3,550+ views
    The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA, U.S.A. ^ | July 23, 2004 | REGGIE SHEFFIELD Sperm donor loses appeal on child support The Patriot News, Friday, July 23, 2004, BY REGGIE SHEFFIELD of The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA, U.S.A. The state Superior Court yesterday ruled that a man must pay child support to a woman who conceived twin boys with his sperm through in vitro fertilization.The opinion upholds a Dauphin County Court order filed in 2002. Joel L. McKiernan now must pay up to $1,500 each month, but he argued that an oral agreement he had with Ivonne V. Ferguson protected him from any payments, according to court papers. When McKiernan agreed to be a...
  • FDA Wants to Restrict Sperm Donations From Gays

    05/08/2005 6:57:43 AM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies · 384+ views
    WFIE Indianapolis ^ | May 8, 2005
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it plans to go ahead with a new guideline that recommends that men who've had sex with other men within the past five years be rejected as anonymous sperm donors. The FDA has rejected criticism that the move stigmatizes all gay men and that the restriction should apply to all men -- gay or straight -- who've engaged in high-risk sexual behavior. The FDA says gay men collectively pose a higher-than-average risk of carrying HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the Associated Press reported. It's not clear whether the FDA guideline will have...
  • FDA to Ban Gay Sperm Donors

    05/05/2005 2:56:21 PM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 81 replies · 1,523+ views
    Foxnews ^ | May 05, 2005 | AP
    To the dismay of gay-rights activists, the Food and Drug Administration (search) is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor...
  • Murder charges filed in Taranova Glick's death

    12/05/2004 12:03:48 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 1,027+ views ^ | 12 3 04 |
    Last Updated: 12/03/2004 05:43 pm Elkhart County, IN - After a final autopsy report and a failed plea deal, The Truth in Elkhart is reporting that prosecutors have charged Chad Strong with the murder of three-and-a-half year old Taranova Glick. Taranova Glick was the daughter of Strong’s girlfriend. She died on July 13th from blunt-force trauma to the abdomen. County prosecutors also filed neglect charges against Taranova's mother, Dusty James. Strong was previously charged with battery causing death and neglect causing serious injury. Last month, the Elkhart County prosecutor asked for permission to add a murder charge. Related Link Coroner...
  • Benefits in limbo for in-vitro child of deceased dad

    06/03/2002 8:23:08 AM PDT · by ValerieUSA · 12 replies · 498+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Monday, June 03, 2002 | Nancy Bartley
    She has her father's cheekbones, his high energy, his height and his affable nature. But for 6-year-old Sayana Chappell- Lombard, daddy died several years ago and is in heaven. Sometimes, says her mother, Victoria Chappell, a Renton schoolteacher, Sayana goes to the back yard, looks up at the sky and shouts: "Daddy, can you hear me? I love you Daddy." In 1993, Chappell was engaged to Sayana's father, former UW Husky linebacker Arlando Lombard, who was dying of brain cancer. Before he began chemotherapy, which can leave a patient sterile, he had some of his sperm frozen. Lombard died in...