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Published:April 22nd, 2015 16:54 EST

Court Grants Dad Parental Rights Over Turkey Baster Baby

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Virginia appeals court granted parental rights to a man who fathered a child with a friend when she used a turkey baster for insemination.


The Court of Appeals of Virginia upheld a Roanoke Circuit Court ruling that granted parental rights to Robert Boardwine, who provided the sperm that Joyce Bruce used to inseminate herself with a turkey baster.

Bruce, who had sought to deny Boardwine parental rights and visitation, argued the case fell under the commonwealth`s assisted conception statute and Boardwine should be considered a sperm donor without any rights.

However, the court ruled the statute only applies to cases where `medical technology` was used."


I hope the child never discovers the weird circumstances surrounding his conception; he will need therapy for the rest of his life. If I discovered that a turkey baster was my daddy I would kill myself.

If the woman had used medical technology instead of a turkey baster, the donor wouldn`t be entitled to parental rights and visitation.

Word to the wise: Maybe next time you should use a horse thermometer instead of a turkey baster to impregnate yourself.

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