Wednesday, June 07, 2006

One sperm donor for the entire country

The fallout from the change in sperm donor anonymity law that became effective April 1 in the UK has been swift and devastating. The Aberdeen Maternity Hospital in Scotland has become the first to close due to the lack of donor sperm. Scotland's five other clinics are also struggling. According to The Timesonline, there is only one sperm donor in the entire country. Incredible! Often, bad legislation such as this just simmers and erodes away services quietly. But the consequences of this new law have hit hard and fast.