A Decades-Old Doctor’s Secret Leads to New Fertility-Fraud Law

May 7, 2019

(The Atlantic) – In 2014, 23andMe tests revealed a decades-old secret in Indianapolis: A local fertility doctor named Donald Cline had secretly used his own sperm to impregnate his patients in the 1980s. As the popularity of DNA tests grew over the next few years, so did the count of his known biological children. They now number more than 50. And they have all learned—to their surprise—that no law in Indiana specifically prohibited Cline from using his own sperm in patients. On Sunday, Indiana’s governor signed the first such law in the country.

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