Sunday, June 21, 2009

The problem with sperm donation

This article on Super Duper lists a series of arguments against sperm donation that really deserve to be considered by anyone who is in two minds about this issue. One point in particular caught my attention:

Calling a man who provides his sperm to create a child a "sperm donor" clouds the issue. A sperm donor is not a donor in the sense of a blood or organ donor. He does not merely give some material substance. He gives to someone else the power to create his children, and with that, he essentially abandons his own children.