VANCOUVER – A woman born as a result of donor insemination has won her lawsuit seeking to end the anonymity of sperm and egg donors in B.C.
Olivia Pratten was conceived in 1981 as a result of donor insemination.
After fruitless efforts to obtain records about the sperm donor, Pratten sued the provincial government, arguing that the provincial law discriminated against people born from such donations because they don’t have the same ability to learn their genetic roots as adopted children.
In a ruling released today, B.C. Supreme Court Judge Elaine Adair agrees that the B.C. Adoption Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
The judge grants a permanent injunction against the destruction of donor records in B.C.
But the ruling gives the B.C. government 15 months to amend the law to address the offspring of such reproductive technologies.