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21st-Century Relationships?

Posted on | October 1, 2014 | 61 Comments

That’s what @Instapundit might call this story. On the other hand, some people might call it . . . RAAAAACISM!

White Lesbian Sues Sperm Bank
After Having Black Baby

. . . Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon, a White couple living in Ohio selected sperm from a White male provided by the Midwest Sperm Bank. Cramblett used the sperm to become impregnated with her first child, but just months before little Payton arrived in August of 2012 Cramblett received a communication from the donor bank informing her she had been given the wrong sperm.
Her baby would be Black.
Unsurprisingly Cramblett is suing the sperm bank for “wrongful birth and breach of warranty.”

From the lawsuit:

One of Jennifer’s biggest fears is the life experiences Payton will undergo, not only in her all-white community, but in her all-white, and often unconsciously insensitive, family. Despite her family’s attempts to accept her homosexuality, they have not been capable of truly embracing Jennifer for who she is. They do not converse with her about her gender preference, and encourage her not to “look different,” signaling their disapproval of her lesbianism. Though compelled to repress her individuality amongst family members, Payton’s differences are irrepressible, and Jennifer does not want Payton to feel stigmatized or unrecognized. . . .
Jennifer’s stress and anxiety intensify when she envisions Payton entering an all-white school. Ironically, Jennifer and Amanda moved to Uniontown from racially diverse Akron, because the schools were better and to be closer to family. Jennifer is well aware of the child psychology research and literature correlating intolerance and racism with reduced academic and psychological well-being of biracial children.

Dude, that’s not a tort complaint. That’s a reality TV scenario. You’re telling me the Bravo network didn’t set up this “accident”?

You know somewhere a Women’s Studies professor is trying to figure out a way to blame this on the heteronormative patriarchy.



61 Responses to “21st-Century Relationships?”

  1. Gunga
    October 2nd, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    Wait…neither Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon is a Women’s Studies professor? What else do these people do?

  2. Zohydro
    October 2nd, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    I see what you did there…

  3. Jane the Actuary
    October 3rd, 2014 @ 12:30 am

    In addition to all the foolishness of “I’m just fine, but it’s all those other horrid people who will mistreat my daughter” and the generally insidious concept of buying genetic material with which to manufacture a child, then complaining about a product defect — if you look at the details, she and her doctor are at fault every bit as much as the clinic. The filing says there were 8 vials, 7 were used, then they learned about the mixup, and then they, gosh, decided to look at the label on the 8th vial to confirm — which sure seems to indicate that they didn’t take the reasonable first step of reading the label before turkey-bastering. Best guess is that she’s wrapped up enough in her own world to be unable to recognize any mistake she made.

  4. K-Bob
    October 3rd, 2014 @ 3:37 am

    Heh. Or she looked at the rack of basters and wanted “the big one on the end.”

  5. Daniel Freeman
    October 3rd, 2014 @ 5:21 am

    I might have cribbed the “bio data cable” joke from a webcomic about a naked elf, but I’m glad that you liked it anyway. 😉

  6. theoldsargesays
    October 3rd, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

    She may know something that we don’t.
    This so-called birth warranty may be so ambiguous that she’s just hoping the sperm bank will settle this case for some relatively small amount…any amount!
    I mean, afterall, they desperately wanted a sweet little bundle of joy of there own but a black one?!

  7. theoldsargesays
    October 3rd, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

    The Berkeley Hills?

  8. theoldsargesays
    October 3rd, 2014 @ 9:18 pm

    It is sort of a dream come true for those of us who think that everything the progressive left does is just one big political and sociological experiment for their own aggrandizement.

  9. theoldsargesays
    October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

    Their birth contract/ warranty may have prohibited it.
    You know, like a mortgage loan establishing minimum residency duration prior to resale.
    When child birth is the result of contracts, shipping & handling fees and

  10. theoldsargesays
    October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:55 pm

    The only thing missing from this story is the Minister Farrakhan’s reaction to the happy news.

  11. theoldsargesays
    October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    I nominate this for Post of the Year.