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(CBS News)   Fertility doc who was fond of secretly using his sperm to impregnate patients settles with dozens for $13.3 million. Of course, that's in Canadian dollars, so by the time it's all converted to American they'll each get about $22.50 and a Twinkie   (cbsnews.com) divider line
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2021-07-30 3:04:50 PM  
How much American healthcare coverage will $22.50 and a twinkie get you there, subs?
 
2021-07-30 3:07:50 PM  
Or even worse, Canadian Tire dollars....

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2021-07-30 3:18:12 PM  
Is that going to be enough to pay for raising all those children? I doubt it.
 
2021-07-30 3:52:18 PM  

BumpInTheNight: How much American healthcare coverage will $22.50 and a twinkie get you there, subs?


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2021-07-30 3:52:57 PM  
An empty Twinkie, they got the filling already.
 
2021-07-30 3:53:06 PM  
How does a fertility doc has 13 million in his bank account?
 
2021-07-30 3:53:48 PM  
I'm offended by that headline, Twinkies are American.
 
2021-07-30 3:54:00 PM  
Aye.
 
2021-07-30 3:54:39 PM  
Not sure if I'd accept a cream-filled Twinkie from that particular fertility doctor.
 
2021-07-30 3:54:48 PM  
Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?
 
2021-07-30 3:54:57 PM  
...yeah, do NOT eat the twinkie...
 
2021-07-30 3:55:36 PM  
May subby cross the border with forged vaccination documents, and truly Find Out (tm) how much Canadian fines hurt.
 
2021-07-30 3:56:48 PM  
I see the cream filling joke has already been beat to death.  I got nothing.
 
2021-07-30 3:58:10 PM  
biatch, biatch, biatch.

First you wanna get pregnant then you dont. Jeez.
 
2021-07-30 3:59:41 PM  

OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?


Because it's f*cked up and gross, an ethical violation, they've all been cuckoo'ed into raising this guy's gene pool, and it messes with their relationships with these kids.
 
2021-07-30 4:01:15 PM  

OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?


Depends - did the donor profile book have only one choice in it?
 
2021-07-30 4:02:33 PM  
Eh, I don't see what the problem is. The couples wanted a baby, he got them a baby. I assume they care about the baby, not the strands of DNA, right? So who cares exactly what sperm did the job?
 
2021-07-30 4:03:23 PM  
It's pronounced 'toonie' and it will get you a clearance sale coffee at Tim Hortons.
 
2021-07-30 4:03:43 PM  

OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?


Do you want a kid whose dad is massive narcissist?
 
2021-07-30 4:04:29 PM  

OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?


From the Ottowa link...

Barwin, 82, also used the wrong sperm in dozens of cases, leaving children not knowing who their biological fathers are and former patients not knowing whether their sperm was used to conceive other children.

I'm gonna go out on a limb, that if you used the wrong sperm/your own, that it was not random baby, here ya go!
 
2021-07-30 4:04:29 PM  
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2021-07-30 4:05:52 PM  

OneFretAway: OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?

Because it's f*cked up and gross, an ethical violation, they've all been cuckoo'ed into raising this guy's gene pool, and it messes with their relationships with these kids.


Only if they were wanting a designer baby. In which case, it's the couples who are unethical. It only messes with their relationship with the kids if they are complete and total assholes. A baby is a baby is a baby.
 
2021-07-30 4:05:55 PM  
I remember that Law & Order episode.

"Arrogant? Arrogant is trying to start your own race of people!"

/rimshot
 
2021-07-30 4:06:46 PM  

lolmao500: How does a fertility doc has 13 million in his bank account?


I haven't looked specifically into how much fertility doctors make. But I know a couple who spent two years using a fertility doctor trying to get pregnant a few years ago. It cost them an absolute fortune. 

What they spent x a couple dozen more couples a year - at the same, or similar price - I can see how a fertility doctor can make some serious bank.

*a couple dozen patients per year being a pretty modest guess.
 
2021-07-30 4:06:57 PM  
My wife and I conceived my daughter through IVF.  Would be devastating to find out she wasn't my biological daughter, but she will always be my daughter.
 
2021-07-30 4:07:13 PM  

OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?


Fertility clinics aren't just "hey we want a baby, give me any old shiat you got", most people are going in with the expectation that they will at least make an effort to use one partner's sperm and one partner's eggs. And if that's impossible, then they should be made aware of that. Note that they're not just upset that they're his kids, they're also upset that they now no idea whose kids they are ata ll.

There are many reasons for infertility that can be solved by IVF, it's not just people w/ useless cum where they need a donor.

On top of that, it's a good idea to diversify. You don't want to have a situation where dozens of siblings are out there farking each other completely unaware that they're inbreeding.
 
2021-07-30 4:07:20 PM  
These kids are going to have a lot of half-brothers and half-sisters in their town.

As they grow older, date and choose their spouses, they will need to be cognizant of that.
 
2021-07-30 4:07:36 PM  

whither_apophis: OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?

Do you want a kid whose dad is massive narcissist?


As opposed to a mom who is a greedy, litigious malcontent?
 
2021-07-30 4:07:43 PM  
How much of that is hidden in his hair?
 
2021-07-30 4:09:47 PM  

Corn_Fed: OneFretAway: OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?

Because it's f*cked up and gross, an ethical violation, they've all been cuckoo'ed into raising this guy's gene pool, and it messes with their relationships with these kids.

Only if they were wanting a designer baby. In which case, it's the couples who are unethical. It only messes with their relationship with the kids if they are complete and total assholes. A baby is a baby is a baby.


One of the reasons a person would choose an anonymous donor is to not have someone with some kind of f*cked up emotional connection to the child.  I get that you can't see that, but I can't help you with that.
 
2021-07-30 4:10:22 PM  

OneFretAway: OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?

Because it's f*cked up and gross, an ethical violation, they've all been cuckoo'ed into raising this guy's gene pool, and it messes with their relationships with these kids.


People need to watch Bakersfield PD.
 
2021-07-30 4:11:08 PM  

OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?


Several generations of children in that area well now need DNA tests to make sure they're not marrying their own siblings or cousins.
 
2021-07-30 4:11:21 PM  

lolmao500: How does a fertility doc has 13 million in his bank account?


If he's mixing the batter himself, he's cut out a lot of the overhead
 
2021-07-30 4:11:31 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: How much of that is hidden in his hair?


that hair is magnificent!
 
2021-07-30 4:11:33 PM  

Cluckles: OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?

Fertility clinics aren't just "hey we want a baby, give me any old shiat you got", most people are going in with the expectation that they will at least make an effort to use one partner's sperm and one partner's eggs. And if that's impossible, then they should be made aware of that. Note that they're not just upset that they're his kids, they're also upset that they now no idea whose kids they are ata ll.

There are many reasons for infertility that can be solved by IVF, it's not just people w/ useless cum where they need a donor.

On top of that, it's a good idea to diversify. You don't want to have a situation where dozens of siblings are out there farking each other completely unaware that they're inbreeding.


Ah, that makes sense. If he was supposed to use a specific sperm provided to him, yeah, that's completely insane and wrong.
 
2021-07-30 4:12:37 PM  

Corn_Fed: OneFretAway: OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?

Because it's f*cked up and gross, an ethical violation, they've all been cuckoo'ed into raising this guy's gene pool, and it messes with their relationships with these kids.

Only if they were wanting a designer baby. In which case, it's the couples who are unethical. It only messes with their relationship with the kids if they are complete and total assholes. A baby is a baby is a baby.


Unless the donor DNA contains genetic mutations that mess with your own DNA. Or it could even be from a relative of yours.
 
2021-07-30 4:25:00 PM  
This was an episode of Law & Order years ago; wonder if this doc got the idea from the show.
 
2021-07-30 4:26:18 PM  

whither_apophis: OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?

Do you want a kid whose dad is massive narcissist?


Well, he's a doctor, so...
 
2021-07-30 4:32:28 PM  
Haven't been able to find the SNL sketch with John Goodman as the fertility doctor who pulled this stunt back in the 80's(?).
 
2021-07-30 4:39:57 PM  

OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?


A random screened donor. You know, one without inheritable genetic defects, for example. Probably someone who got through college and isn't addicted to drugs, eh?
 
2021-07-30 4:45:05 PM  
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Bakersfield PD.

Delved into/explored/explained a LOT of these issues.
 
2021-07-30 4:49:47 PM  

dletter: Or even worse, Canadian Tire dollars....

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Been awhile since I've been to a Canadian Tire - do they still hand out physical coupons, or is it all electronic?

And isn't that Canada's first Prime Minister on those notes?
 
2021-07-30 4:52:32 PM  

BumpInTheNight: How much American healthcare coverage will $22.50 and a twinkie get you there, subs?


Would have covered my last five hospital stays and I would still have $22.50 and a Twinkie.
 
2021-07-30 4:53:42 PM  

rfenster: These kids are going to have a lot of half-brothers and half-sisters in their town.

As they grow older, date and choose their spouses, they will need to be cognizant of that.


I could see them coming to terms with what's happened. And then have a big party in the park on the doc birthday, and celebrate their half-siblingship.

Naw..nebbermind.
 
2021-07-30 4:58:07 PM  
Dozens? Settles with dozens? Shoot dawg, I can do that DC Style.

Ain't worried about the dozens cuz the dozens is a game
But the way I f*ck you mother is a god damn shame


Gimme my 13 million beeeotch
 
2021-07-30 4:59:32 PM  
Your. YOUR mother. F*ck sake. I just crapped on the dining room table. Well the idea was still cool.
 
2021-07-30 5:03:54 PM  
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2021-07-30 5:40:17 PM  
That's a big Twinkie.
 
2021-07-30 5:57:36 PM  

BumpInTheNight: How much American healthcare coverage will $22.50 and a twinkie get you there, subs?


Well they already got the cream filling for free :P
 
2021-07-30 5:59:36 PM  

beezeltown: An empty Twinkie, they got the filling already.


Ahahhhahahahahha

gross.
 
2021-07-30 6:00:02 PM  

talkertopc: I'm offended by that headline, Twinkies are American.


serious. Ketchup chips or go home, Yankees.
 
2021-07-30 6:02:01 PM  

Corn_Fed: OneFretAway: OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?

Because it's f*cked up and gross, an ethical violation, they've all been cuckoo'ed into raising this guy's gene pool, and it messes with their relationships with these kids.

Only if they were wanting a designer baby. In which case, it's the couples who are unethical. It only messes with their relationship with the kids if they are complete and total assholes. A baby is a baby is a baby.


I'm sorry but... this is a really dumb take. If this had happened to me, I'd be pissed to, partly on principles, party over the ethics of it, but mostly because he denied these people the choice they made and did something abhorrent instead.
 
2021-07-30 6:09:30 PM  

Cafe Threads: OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?

Several generations of children in that area well now need DNA tests to make sure they're not marrying their own siblings or cousins.


And Dr shiathead knew that & was fine w/ it. Somehow his ethics got worse over time. I assume it was some kind of fetish for him & w/o DNA knowledge like there is now there would have been a rate of birth defects from consanguination that was higher than the rest of the country, outside the intermarrying cult areas.
 
2021-07-30 6:43:07 PM  
Something, something, already got the cream filli....

/ farking job, keeping me from Farking
 
2021-07-30 6:49:35 PM  
OpusSoup:

I mean, the donor was a doctor after all...
 
2021-07-30 7:18:14 PM  
I didn't know Canada made you wear those wigs in court like the British.
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2021-07-30 7:21:29 PM  

Corn_Fed: Eh, I don't see what the problem is. The couples wanted a baby, he got them a baby. I assume they care about the baby, not the strands of DNA, right? So who cares exactly what sperm did the job?


And that's how you get "The Boys From Brazil".
 
2021-07-30 7:34:46 PM  
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2021-07-30 8:47:26 PM  

OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?


The fact that he impregnates so many different ladies means that wasn't random in the slightest in fact that's the opposite of random.
But you probably meant anonymous donor.
And you might have a point but it seems like something he should have disclosed who knows if people had actually been told they might have consented so he basically raped all those women
 
2021-07-30 8:49:24 PM  

Corn_Fed: Eh, I don't see what the problem is. The couples wanted a baby, he got them a baby. I assume they care about the baby, not the strands of DNA, right? So who cares exactly what sperm did the job?


So let me ask this let's say you're married and you and your wife have a difference of opinion about having a child you insist on a child and she doesn't want to but at some point she acquies yes and she later comes up pregnant and this is a pregnancy you wanted but she really didn't want to but you bullied her into it are you okay if the child is not biologically yours
 
2021-07-30 8:50:22 PM  

Corn_Fed: OneFretAway: OpusSoup: Serious question: I understand this was unethical on his part, but I'm not sure I understand the clients' issue with it. They were expecting a random donor. Just turns out they found out who the donor was. Is that the issue?

Because it's f*cked up and gross, an ethical violation, they've all been cuckoo'ed into raising this guy's gene pool, and it messes with their relationships with these kids.

Only if they were wanting a designer baby. In which case, it's the couples who are unethical. It only messes with their relationship with the kids if they are complete and total assholes. A baby is a baby is a baby.


So if I took a Ferrari badge and put it on a Corvette you'd still give me 300K
 
2021-07-30 9:56:13 PM  

lolmao500: How does a fertility doc has 13 million in his bank account?


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2021-07-30 10:00:41 PM  

houstondragon: BumpInTheNight: How much American healthcare coverage will $22.50 and a twinkie get you there, subs?

Well they already got the cream filling for free :P


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But if you want food that's SUPPOSED to be cream-filled, that's extra.
 
2021-07-30 10:13:12 PM  
I done spermed many a women.
Usually they send me checks,
 
2021-07-31 12:19:47 AM  
At least twice a year a new article comes out where a fertility clinic doctor gets busted using his own sperm to sire dozens (if not hundreds) of little bastards with unsuspecting women.  This has been going on for decades, now.

What I don't get is how the hell there can still be any unsuspecting women left in the world.  If the news is to be believed, pretty much every woman who's gone a fertility clinic since 1950 is raising the one of the doctor's multitude of brats.

How is it that anyone trusts these places any more?  Or are they just so farking desperate to breed that they just don't care?
 
2021-07-31 12:25:31 AM  
Sorry, the freezer broke. But you can have whatever is on tap.
 
2021-07-31 1:56:17 AM  
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