Re: Personal responsibility [was Re: Genderless societies]

Spike Jones (
Thu, 16 Sep 1999 21:04:00 -0700

> wrote:
> > Seems that the girl's mother, back about 14 years
> > ago, wanted a daughter. ... So she>
> [....]
> > She sued the girl's father for child support.
> Brian Manning Delaney wrote: Yikes. What a disturbing story. Do you
> recall the grounds on which the suit was decided? A contract is a
> contract, or so it
> should be.

Brian, this is one case where even a legal contract may not be valid, since
the resulting child did not sign it. Years ago I was asked to be a sperm donor by an associate. I discussed it with a friend who had been a sperm donor while a student at Harvard. He informed me that it takes *very careful* and costly legal work to insure no liability on the part of a sperm donor, and *NO* doing it the old fashioned way, if one is to have any hope of escaping liability down the road a few years.

I did not donate. spike