One-Man Sperm Banks

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A few nights ago we watched an episode of the Scottish cop show, Taggart, in which a fertility doctor used his own sperm–instead of that provided by anonymous sperm donors–to father dozens of babies in Glasgow. When the truth came out, enraged husbands would have killed him if the police hadn’t shown up in the nick of time.

This morning, serendipitously, my wife found a multitude of news stories about virtually identical cases thronging the internet, from all over the world. Like, for instance, this one–of a doctor in Michigan who fathered literally hundreds of babies ( He was at it “for decades,” he admitted. And was only found out because a grown woman had a DNA test to find out whom her father was and it turned out to be her mother’s doctor.

Although I scan the nooze every day, I still occasionally find an evil that’s a new one on me.

The sperm donor industry is big business, worldwide, and no one knows how many doctors–and it’s not just doctors, but all sorts of big shots in universities, politics, and business–have been doing this. There are people out there with literally hundreds, or even thousands, of half-brothers and half-sisters that they don’t know about. In a single city, some of them are bound to get married to each other, eventually. Those marriages would be incestuous, and any babies born to them would be at high risk for genetic disabilities or diseases.

Motive? Pocket the money you would’ve had to pay for an anonymous sperm donor. Or maybe it’s an ego trip. Who knows what motivates these guys? There are a lot of weird people out there.

Sex outside of marriage, even when it’s something as impersonal as artificial insemination, is a sin; and God has good reasons for declaring it so. What those one-man sperm banks do is also against man’s laws–and again for good reasons.

Does anyone still wonder why we need a Savior?

4 comments on “One-Man Sperm Banks

  1. The fallen state of humankind has caused some very strange situations. The constraints in the Bible help us greatly and when people violate these, many problems arise. People act as if the Bible’s prohibition of fornication is a suggestion, but Acts 15:19-20 makes it quite clear.

  2. Well, as we know, the “fear of God is the BEGINNING of wisdom”… and without that fear, there is no limit to the evil practiced by mankind. It is like the stupid nonsense that “scientists” put on TV; all about the millions of years of evolution. The truth is right there, readily available for anyone who wants it, but they are so impressed with their own brilliance that they do not want it.

    1. I think that’s especially true these days, when the family structure is all but done away with in many places. 50-60 years ago, the so-called sexual revolution promised freedom, but delivered a lot of loneliness and isolation.

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