In the United States, the Senate of Indiana has approved a bill according to which doctors could be prosecuted for the fraudulent use of their own sperm to inseminate their patients. This bill must now be reviewed by the Indiana General Assembly.
This legislative proposal follows the requests of the families of forty biological children of Dr. Donald Cline who were born of his patients during the 70s and 80s. The law under review “will authorize criminal prosecution if the deception involves a medical procedure, instrument, drug, or human reproductive material such as sperm, oocytes, and embryos”. As long as there is no criminal accusation of “fertility fraud”, the doctor cannot be charged with serious grievances.
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