A Calgary woman says she was shocked to learn of a policy at the city’s only fertility treatment centre that restricts patients from using sperm, eggs or embryos from donors who do not match their ethnic background.
During routine consultations with her doctor she was told she could only use sperm from donors who were white, like her.
Just when I think things are getting better. I read stuff like this.
“I’m not sure that we should be creating rainbow families just because some single woman decides that that’s what she wants,” he said. “That’s her prerogative, but that’s not her prerogative in our clinic.”
Shame on you Dr. Greene! The fact that people still have such ignorant mindsets truly saddens me.
Instead of needless worrying about the colour of people’s skin. Your main concern should be creating a population where many of the children, now have an increased possibility of being half-siblings.
Until the no rainbow families policy is changed; I wonder if Calgarians should start brushing up on their Banjo skills now or later?
In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage.