Can a Woman Really Own Her Husband’s Sperm?

A British woman is fighting for the legal right of ownership of her husband’s sperm, who in the past donated his sperm to clinics, without informing her.  The wife says his sperm is joint “marital asset” (like the house, car and CD collection), and that he can’t go distributing it around the countryside without her consent.

But why does this idea of a woman having legal ownership of her husband’s sperm sound ridiculous to most people?  Because the opposite case — that is the husband’s ownership of a woman’s womb, vagina and eggs, has historically been taken for granted in all countries and cultures!

Don’t get me wrong here! As far as I’m concerned the “my body, my choice” motto applies just as much to men as to women.  But what I’m trying to say, is (more…)

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