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 October 1, 2009  Posted by  Court, U.S.

John R. Ellement reports:

The [Massachusetts] state Appeals Court asked lawmakers yesterday to take on complex legal questions now surfacing about anonymous sperm donors and the children conceived through science.

In a ruling issued yesterday, the court refused to become involved in a Suffolk Probate and Family Court case in which the mother of twin daughters, known only as Jane Doe, is demanding that the New England Cryogenic Center Inc. identify a sperm donor known only as D237.

Jane Doe “seeks disclosure of his identity so that she can institute a paternity and child support claim against him and obtain medical information that may be useful in treating conditions she claims her daughters have developed,’’ Appeals Court Judge James McHugh wrote for a three-judge panel.

Read the full story in the Boston Globe.

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