Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lesbians' Common Sperm Donor Limits Gene Pool

Unregulated sperm donation is leading to unusual situations in which the children of lesbians in Adelaide are mixing socially - creating a risk of incest.

-- From "30 South Australian lesbian mums 'impregnated by same man'" by Tory Shepherd, Adelaide Now (Australia) 10/8/08

One of South Australia's foremost experts in reproductive technology - Reverend Dr Andrew Dutney - says that in one reported case, about 30 lesbians were impregnated by sperm from one man.

The mothers then organised picnics with all the children, raising the fear they might socialise with their half-siblings without realising they are related.

In another case, a man's sperm was used to produce 29 children, most of whom are living in Adelaide. They do not know who their half-siblings are, raising concerns that in a "big country town" like Adelaide, they could accidentally commit incest.

In South Australia it has become standard practice to identify sperm donors, which has put men off donating through reproductive clinics.

Fertility treatments do not generally cater to homosexuals, because the law says it is only for infertile couples or those at risk of transmitting a serious defect.

These factors combine to push many people wanting children to seek help elsewhere - either through "turkey basters" or casual sex with friends or willing participants found online.

To read the entire article, CLICK HERE.

To the average "straight person" the point of this story is elusive, so here's a summary: Because the government regulations require affixing a man's name to his donated sperm, the article claims that men are less likely to want to donate sperm, AND because the fertility treatment centers aren't impregnating the lesbians, the lesbians are being impregnated by anonymous "professional sperm donors" in town, thus resulting in many lesbians birthing children from the same father, AND since the lesbians in town "hang around together," their common children are getting to know each other, and in the event the children don't follow their mothers' homosexuality, the offspring, being half brothers/sisters could produce children of incest. Conclusion: living outside of God's plan gets really complicated!