March 11, 2013

"Merely being a human being is not enough to warrant a respect for a person’s right to life." ?

Man sues sperm bank and ex-girlfriend after she 'bluffed her way into getting two vials of his semen and used it get pregnant as punishment for dumping her'

A Louisiana man is suing his ex-girlfriend for allegedly stealing his sperm from a Texas facility and using it to get pregnant with their son without his knowledge years after the two had broken up.

According to Layne Hardin's attorney, his client's former paramour, 27-year-old Tobie Devall, of Sulphur, Louisiana, somehow 'bluffed' her way into obtaining two vials containing the 44-year-old’s sperm wrapped in a brown paper bag.

The lawsuit, which names Devall, the sperm bank and a fertility clinic in Houston, states that the woman then inseminated herself and later gave birth to a boy, who is now two years old.

Israeli sperm donor wants his stuff back

A fascinating case is unfolding in Israel pitting a anonymous sperm donor against a woman who demands his sperm.
As reported in Haaretz, Galit (not her real name), a 39-year-old single mother living in Florida, has conceived a daughter with the sperm of an Israeli donor. She purchased five more samples and stored them in a sperm bank. However, when she decided to conceive another child, she was told that the man had withdrawn his consent. After a religious conversion he felt remorseful about allowing his sperm to be used by a woman he did not know to conceive a child he did not love.

So-called 'Ethicists' in Australia Call for “After-Birth Abortions”

Giubilini and Minerva say that merely being a human being is not enough to warrant a respect for a person’s right to life.
Posted by Jill Fallon at March 11, 2013 11:39 PM | Permalink