In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a sperm donor who gave up his parental rights in an oral contract with the mother of twins can't be required to pay child support. Justice Max Baer, writing for the majority, said that a contrary decision would undermine alternative means of reproduction that allow women who are in established relationships or who are single -- but who can't conceive a child on their own -- to enter contracts with male sperm donors.
Sperm Donor Not Required to Pay Child Support
The Legal Intelligencer
January 4, 2008