Weird News: Woman Sues FDA Over Sperm Donor Laws


Lesbian couple's desire to have children sparks debate on FDA guidelines for sperm donation.

An Oakland woman has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its guidelines regarding sperm donations—guidelines she argues are unconstitutional.

"Jane Doe," who is in a relationship with another woman, filed the suit after FDA regulations prohibited her from attempting to become pregnant via artificial insemination without an intermediary such as a sperm bank. Instead, Jane wanted to use the sperm of a trusted friend and involve him in her child's life.

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