Dad wins rights in turkey baster pregnancy trial
Here’s a cautionary tale for anyone seeking to get pregnant via the turkey baster method. Meet Robert Boardwine. He wants custody of his child. The Associated Press reports on the friends who fell out over what to name their giblet:
According to the court, Joyce Rosemary Bruce wanted to have a child she could raise on her own. Boardwine supplied the sperm in a plastic container. Bruce transferred it to a turkey baster, which she used to inseminate herself.
Bruce argued that Boardwine had no parental rights under the state’s assisted conception law. But the appeals court said Tuesday that the law applies only to pregnancies resulting from the use of medical technology, and the use of a common kitchen implement at home doesn’t qualify.
That baster is effective, but it’s no high-tech device.
Meanwhile, we wonder what Thanksgiving will be like for a with a child feuding parents and a weird empathy with the roasted bird…
Spotter: The Washington Post