Good news men! Well, potentially at least. Hopefully this sets a legal precedent.
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a woman who promised a sperm donor he would not have to pay child support cannot renege on the deal.
The 3-2 decision overturns lower court rulings under which Joel L. McKiernan had been paying up to $1,500 a month to support twin boys born in August 1994 to Ivonne V. Ferguson, his former girlfriend and co-worker.
For those who don’t know, it is normal for a man who donated his sperm with the understanding he would not be liable to provide for the child, to then be sued for child support and be forced to pay regardless. Like what happened to this idiot.
“Where a would-be donor cannot trust that he is safe from a future support action, he will be considerably less likely to provide his sperm to a friend or acquaintance who asks, significantly limiting a would-be mother’s reproductive prerogatives,” Justice Max Baer wrote in the majority opinion issued last week.
Judging by this comment, the decision was not made in favour of the rights of men or on forcing women to keep to their word, but to prevent men from limiting women’s reproductive choices by withholding their sperm. One of the few things left belonging to men that women can’t take without our permission.
Arthur Caplan, chairman of the Department of Medical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, said the decision runs counter to the pattern established by similar cases, where the interests of the progeny have generally been given great weight.
“It sounds like the Pennsylvania court is trying to push a little harder into the brave new world of sperm, egg and embryo donation as it’s evolving,” Caplan said.
McKiernan’s lawyer, John W. Purcell Jr., said Wednesday an adverse decision against his client would have jeopardized the entire system of sperm donation.
Exactly. This is about avoiding a sperm donation crisis for women. That is all.
“That wouldn’t just include Pennsylvania, because we found out in the course of this trial that many doctors order their sperm for their artificial inseminations out of state,” he said.
Ferguson and McKiernan met while working together at Pennsylvania Blue Shield in Harrisburg and had a sexual relationship that waned before Ferguson persuaded him to donate sperm for her.
What an idiot.
Courts found that the two agreed McKiernan would not have to pay child support and would not have visitation rights, but Ferguson later changed her mind and sued.
Would-be mothers’ prerogative eh. Another reason not to trust a woman’s word.
A county judge said it was in the twins’ best interests that McKiernan be required to support them. In addition to monthly payments, McKiernan also was ordered to come up with $66,000 in back support. The appeal reverses that order.
Elizabeth Hoffman, Ferguson’s lawyer, did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment left at her office Wednesday.
Justice J. Michael Eakin, in a dissent, said a parent cannot bargain away a child’s right to support. “The children point and say, ’That is our father. He should support us,”’ Eakin wrote. “What are we to reply? ’No! He made a contract to conceive you through a clinic, so your father need not support you.’ I find this unreasonable at best.”
Nonsense. This judge is living in the past. But that is okay. Remember, if you donate sperm, there is a high chance you will get sued for child support in this Matriarchy, no matter what the woman said beforehand.
Men are learning this quickly and are keeping their sperm to themselves. In the UK there is a sperm crisis because of the removal of anonymity. There seems to be a concerted effort by socialist government to reduce men to what feminists would like us to be.
Providers of sperm and money.
No sperm donors around any more, women getting desperate because they can’t meet a decent man after spending their lives ignoring them while whoring themselves about being ‘liberated?’ Tough luck. Women seem to have this attitude towards men where they think that men should always be there to cater to their needs regardless of how women treat them.
Think about it from a man’s point of view. If a man doesn’t believe this woman is good enough to be with and start a family together, why would he give you his sperm instead? So you can be another single mother matriarchy adding to the social chaos? If she decides to change her mind the man could be forced to pay for the child, and still not have visitation rights!
Donating sperm to women is asking to be enslaved by them through the pro-female legal system. On top of that, what do you have to gain exactly?
DON’T DO IT.