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Thread #63369   Message #1031729
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
08-Oct-03 - 09:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: No 'right to choose' this...
Subject: RE: BS: No 'right to choose' this...
I don't feel the law is unfair because I feel angry. That is what is implied in "letting emotions cloud your judgement".

I feel angry because I feel the law is unfair, and is causing something to happen which was never envisaged by those who put it together. That applies both to the Fertility Act and to the Child Support Agency regulations.

As for the three horned dilemma Wolfgang offers I think there would be no difficulty an equitable solution, under which the right to have a fertilised embryo or zygote implanted in the womb of the woman whose egg was involved would always comes first, up to the point at which she relinquished that right.

So far as the monetary side of it is concerned, it seems inequitable that an obligation to reimburse the Child Support Agency for money paid to the mother should fall on a father in these circumstances, and it would be perfectly easy to provide an exemption in such a case.

As for inheritance I would have thought that the right way to treat this would be to extend whatever rules apply in the case of sperm bank donors.