Assisted reproduction ignores the best interests of the child
By [Birth Mother], First Mother Forum on May 21, 2014
Jacob Szfranski, unwilling to be a father Last week, a Chicago judge awarded custody of frozen embryos to Karla Dunston over the objection of her ex-boyfriend, Jacob Szfranski, who donated the sperm used to create the embryos with her ova. In 2010, 38 year old Dunston, a physician, learned she had cancer and treatment would render her sterile. After the embryos were created and frozen, Szafranski decided he did not want to be a father and sued for custody of the embryos.A trial court ruled for Dunston based on the fact that her desire to be a mother outweighed his desire not to be a father. . . .
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