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Let women set a cap on how much they will claim from the father of their child

The law disregards agreements made by women who conceive via sperm donation without using a clinic. This puts men who help them at risk of getting a huge bill. Many are deterred; among them those who could bring most to the self-image, aspirations and aptitudes of the children.

A legally recognised ‘limit of liability’ would give security to the donor while allowing scope for some agreed financial contribution. This could:

avoid the need for secrecy and anonymity

provide more money for poorer families

make sperm donation a practical alternative to getting pregnant in an unsatisfactory or short-term relationship

start a virtuous circle of better donors and higher regard for sperm donation

For comments, questions and discussion please go to:

limitofliability.blogspot.co.uk

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Currently ranked 1,240 out of 1,757 open petitions, and 28,358 out of 101,065 petitions ever created.

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Open

Created By

John Graham Riseley

Created On

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Closing Date

Wednesday 12 December 2018

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