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A single Canadian woman, who sought in vitro fertilization in the only local clinic in Calgary, has been prohibited from using donors of a different ethnicity to avoid “creating rainbow families.”
One of the main reasons was that after she picked out donors who met required standards, had a good health history and a compatible blood type, a list of potential biological fathers for her child was narrowed-down to about 20 Caucasian donors. Moreover, many of them had already been used by several other patients in the area.
originally posted by: tinker9917
It probably would not be wise to allow the same sperm donor to father too many children in the same area....
She learned that she could only use sperm, eggs or embryos from donors who were white, like her.
I’m not sure that we should be creating rainbow families just because some single woman decides that that’s what she wants,” Dr. Calvin Greene, the clinic’s administrative director told the Herald. “That’s her prerogative, but that’s not her prerogative in our clinic.”
Also, doctors at the clinic, Greene said, feel “a child of an ethnic background should have the ability to be able to identify with their ethnic roots.” He added patients should have a “cultural connection” to their donors.
To support his argument, Greene said that the rules at the RFP follow the spirit of Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act, under which doctors should place priority on the well being of potential children and refrain from producing “designer” babies.
originally posted by: loam
a reply to: CALGARIAN
Just goes to show that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
God bless the USA. I hope we never have universal gay marriage because I fear for the immorality our society will be going and for God's wrath. Who cares if he hasn't punished Canada or Europe for legalizing it yet. He made those countries so the USA could have someone to look down upon. If his model country subjects to such immorality I fear for us all. It's only a matter of time before Islam becomes illegal and we banish those trouble making Muslims.
originally posted by: DigitalJesusWuang
Doesn't surprise me in the slightest. Canada has the homosexual marriage, legalized bestiality, free street drugs and paraphernalia and socialized medicine. It's a lawless society with little in the way of police and almost as big an influx of illegal immigration as the United States has.
The thing is that Canada has many different racial fiefdoms- English/caucasian, French caucasian, Chinese, Eskimo, all concentrated into different geographic areas. Their bureaucratic socialist government has probably deemed this "racial purity" what's best for society.
Sickening. So is their beer.
originally posted by: VoidHawk
rainbow families! ffs, cant they just say - Mixed ?
I find it almost insulting to call them Rainbow families.