"Gentlemen: Don’t Donate Your Sperm!" Ruth Institute President Urges.
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018
“Donating sperm may sound like a humanitarian gesture. But it could come back to haunt you.” --Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
Lake Charles, Louisiana, February 12, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse urged men not to donate their sperm. “A recent New York case shows what can go wrong. A little girl is in foster care. Her father
wants to get her out of foster care and take care of her. But the courts are forbidding him to even take a paternity test.”
The backstory: The man gave his sperm to two women in a same sex union. They were family friends and wanted to have a child together. The adults
drew up an informal agreement, where he waived any claims to paternity, custody or visitation, and the women waived any claim to child support. But,
as a newspaper blandly put it, “troubles arose, and they disagreed on his access to the child.”
The “trouble that arose” was that the women were neglecting the child so badly that she was taken into foster care. The man asked the court to be allowed
to take a paternity test to prove he is the father. He wants to take care of his daughter.
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President of the Ruth Institute, said, “Men have a natural desire to protect and provide for their children. I cannot
image how helpless this man must feel.”
Dr. Morse continued: “This father evidently absorbed the Grand Gay Narrative that assures us that biology is overrated: any two people who love each other
and the child are just as good as any others. If the Grand Gay Narrative is true, a man might logically conclude that agreeing in advance to stand
down from active fatherhood was a fine thing to do, costless to himself and his child, and beneficial to these two women. The problem is that the Grand
Gay Narrative is false. Biology does matter: both parents and children care about their biological connections.”
Dr. Morse noted: “Sperm donation is going to be legal for the foreseeable future. The Ruth Institute urges men to get the full story. Men need more accurate
information about the pitfalls of sperm donation, before they make a decision they may later regret.”
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is Founder and President of the Ruth Institute, which defends the family. She wrote more extensively about this case in The Stream. To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, click here.