A woman who claims a sperm bank mixed up her request resulting in a baby she didn’t want is trying again to sue.
The Ohio woman is back in court after her first attempt to sue the sperm bank for what she considers to be wrongful insemination was dismissed.
Filing the lawsuit in Chicago on Friday, Jennifer Cramblett claims the Midwest Sperm Bank is guilty of fraud, misconduct and negligence after it botched her request for a white sperm donor and she gave birth to a mixed race child.
Both Cramblett and her partner Amanda Zinkon are Caucasian.
Cramblett speaking with the US's Today Show. Source: Youtube.
Despite giving birth to a happy, healthy baby girl named Payton in August 2012, Cramblett claims that after being inseminated with the sperm of an African-American donor, she and Zinkon now face "numerous challenges and external pressures associated with an unplanned transracial parent-child relationship for which she was not, and is not, prepared."
These pressures include the predominantly white area in which they live, and Cramblett's extended family, who struggle with her sexuality and have been described as "often unconsciously insensitive".
Cramblett discusses her reasons for suing. Post continues after video...
Cramblett - who learned of her baby's mixed race while pregnant - says that she and Zinkon love Payton, but before undergoing insemination had requested a donor with "genetic traits similar to both of them," and spent time looking through donors histories and physicality.