A man who grudgingly agreed to his wife's artificial insemination with a donor's sperm may not deny legal responsibility for the child during the couple's divorce proceedings, a New York judge has ruled. "Defendant has now made a commitment to his wife and child Alyssa. That commitment must be honored. Since he participated in bringing Alyssa into this world, however reluctantly, he should be held responsible as her father for child support," Acting Supreme Court Justice Eugene E. Peckham held.
Judge: Paternal Duties Apply to Child Born of Artificial Insemination
New York Law Journal
January 24, 2007