JONATHAN TURLEY

New Mexico Sperm Donor Found Liable for Child Support

In the latest decision involving the liability of sperm donors, the New Mexico Court of Appeals says some sperm donors must pay child support. The case involves Kevin Zoernig who agreed to donate sperm for two children with Janna Mintz. Mintz is a lesbian who wanted a child with her partner in the mid 90s. It is one of a recent series of such decisions exploring the liability of both anonymous and non-anonymous sperm donors.

Mintz says that she demanded child support after Zoernig asked for visitation and parental privileges. He must now pay $250 a month under a new agreement.

The key to the ruling was that Zoernig was not an anonymous sperm donor. For the full story, click here.

This is only the latest case involving sperm donors, click here and here and here and here.