Lesbian suing sperm bank after having mixed-race baby says she was ‘hung up on’ by clinic
A lesbian who is suing a sperm bank, because she was impregnated with a black man’s sperm has said she was “hung up on” by the clinic when she called with questions.
Jennifer Cramblett, of Uniontown, Ohio, has filed a lawsuit against Midwest Sperm Bank because she gave birth to a mixed-race daughter, after requesting a white man’s sperm.
Last week she filed papers alleging wrongful birth and breach of warranty, claiming she had experienced difficulties raising the mixed-race child in a white community.
Her lawyer Tim Misny spoke to Good Morning Britain to accused the Midwest Sperm Bank of “arrogance” for allegedly hanging up on her when she called.
He also said it was wrong to paint the couple as “racist”, as they simply wanted to redress the mistake, so other couples did not go through the same thing.
Cramblett and her partner Amanda Zinkon chose the sperm of donor 380 – who is white – but she was mistakenly impregnated with sperm from donor 330 who is African-American.
The lawsuit also claims that Cramblett’s “all white and unconsciously insensitive family” could have a negative effect on her daughter, while Cramblett experiences “stress and anxiety” when thinking about sending the child to a mainly-white school.