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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch court docket on Friday banned a person from donating any extra of his sperm after he fathered at the very least 550 youngsters within the Netherlands and different international locations and misled potential mother and father concerning the variety of offspring he helped to conceive.

A decide at The Hague District Court docket ordered the halt in an injunction introduced by the mom of a kid conceived with the donor’s sperm and a basis representing different mother and father.

The mom, recognized by the muse solely as Eva, welcomed the court docket’s choice.

“I hope that this ruling results in a ban on mass donation and spreads like an oil slick to different international locations. We should stand hand in hand round our youngsters and shield them in opposition to this injustice,” she stated in a press release.

The court docket famous that underneath Dutch tips, sperm donors are allowed to provide a most of 25 youngsters with 12 moms and that the donor lied to potential mother and father about his donation historical past.

The donor, recognized as Jonathan M. underneath Dutch privateness tips, offered sperm to a number of Dutch fertility clinics and to a clinic in Denmark in addition to to many different individuals he linked with by ads and on-line boards, the court docket stated in its written judgment.

The donor’s lawyer stated in a court docket listening to that he wished to assist mother and father who would in any other case be unable to conceive.

The decide who heard the civil case stated that the donor “intentionally lied about this to be able to persuade the mother and father to take him as a donor,” the court docket stated in a press release.

“All these mother and father are actually confronted with the truth that the kids of their household are a part of an enormous kinship community, with a whole bunch of half-siblings, which they didn’t select,” the court docket stated, including that this “has or might probably have damaging psychosocial penalties for the kids. It’s subsequently of their curiosity that this kinship community isn’t prolonged any additional.”

The court docket stated in a press release that the case was about “conflicting elementary rights. On the one hand, the appropriate to respect for the privateness of the mother and father and the donor youngsters … and alternatively, the identical proper of the donor.”

The court docket dominated that “the pursuits of the donor youngsters and their mother and father outweigh the curiosity of the donor in persevering with to donate sperm to new potential mother and father.”

The court docket ordered him instantly to halt all donations and stated he should pay 100,000 euros ($110,000) per case if he breaches the ban.

Lawyer Mark de Hek referred to as the ruling “a transparent sign and, so far as I’m involved, a remaining warning to different mass donors.”

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch court docket on Friday banned a person from donating any extra of his sperm after he fathered at the very least 550 youngsters within the Netherlands and different international locations and misled potential mother and father concerning the variety of offspring he helped to conceive.

A decide at The Hague District Court docket ordered the halt in an injunction introduced by the mom of a kid conceived with the donor’s sperm and a basis representing different mother and father.

The mom, recognized by the muse solely as Eva, welcomed the court docket’s choice.

“I hope that this ruling results in a ban on mass donation and spreads like an oil slick to different international locations. We should stand hand in hand round our youngsters and shield them in opposition to this injustice,” she stated in a press release.

The court docket famous that underneath Dutch tips, sperm donors are allowed to provide a most of 25 youngsters with 12 moms and that the donor lied to potential mother and father about his donation historical past.

The donor, recognized as Jonathan M. underneath Dutch privateness tips, offered sperm to a number of Dutch fertility clinics and to a clinic in Denmark in addition to to many different individuals he linked with by ads and on-line boards, the court docket stated in its written judgment.

The donor’s lawyer stated in a court docket listening to that he wished to assist mother and father who would in any other case be unable to conceive.

The decide who heard the civil case stated that the donor “intentionally lied about this to be able to persuade the mother and father to take him as a donor,” the court docket stated in a press release.

“All these mother and father are actually confronted with the truth that the kids of their household are a part of an enormous kinship community, with a whole bunch of half-siblings, which they didn’t select,” the court docket stated, including that this “has or might probably have damaging psychosocial penalties for the kids. It’s subsequently of their curiosity that this kinship community isn’t prolonged any additional.”

The court docket stated in a press release that the case was about “conflicting elementary rights. On the one hand, the appropriate to respect for the privateness of the mother and father and the donor youngsters … and alternatively, the identical proper of the donor.”

The court docket dominated that “the pursuits of the donor youngsters and their mother and father outweigh the curiosity of the donor in persevering with to donate sperm to new potential mother and father.”

The court docket ordered him instantly to halt all donations and stated he should pay 100,000 euros ($110,000) per case if he breaches the ban.

Lawyer Mark de Hek referred to as the ruling “a transparent sign and, so far as I’m involved, a remaining warning to different mass donors.”

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch court docket on Friday banned a person from donating any extra of his sperm after he fathered at the very least 550 youngsters within the Netherlands and different international locations and misled potential mother and father concerning the variety of offspring he helped to conceive.

A decide at The Hague District Court docket ordered the halt in an injunction introduced by the mom of a kid conceived with the donor’s sperm and a basis representing different mother and father.

The mom, recognized by the muse solely as Eva, welcomed the court docket’s choice.

“I hope that this ruling results in a ban on mass donation and spreads like an oil slick to different international locations. We should stand hand in hand round our youngsters and shield them in opposition to this injustice,” she stated in a press release.

The court docket famous that underneath Dutch tips, sperm donors are allowed to provide a most of 25 youngsters with 12 moms and that the donor lied to potential mother and father about his donation historical past.

The donor, recognized as Jonathan M. underneath Dutch privateness tips, offered sperm to a number of Dutch fertility clinics and to a clinic in Denmark in addition to to many different individuals he linked with by ads and on-line boards, the court docket stated in its written judgment.

The donor’s lawyer stated in a court docket listening to that he wished to assist mother and father who would in any other case be unable to conceive.

The decide who heard the civil case stated that the donor “intentionally lied about this to be able to persuade the mother and father to take him as a donor,” the court docket stated in a press release.

“All these mother and father are actually confronted with the truth that the kids of their household are a part of an enormous kinship community, with a whole bunch of half-siblings, which they didn’t select,” the court docket stated, including that this “has or might probably have damaging psychosocial penalties for the kids. It’s subsequently of their curiosity that this kinship community isn’t prolonged any additional.”

The court docket stated in a press release that the case was about “conflicting elementary rights. On the one hand, the appropriate to respect for the privateness of the mother and father and the donor youngsters … and alternatively, the identical proper of the donor.”

The court docket dominated that “the pursuits of the donor youngsters and their mother and father outweigh the curiosity of the donor in persevering with to donate sperm to new potential mother and father.”

The court docket ordered him instantly to halt all donations and stated he should pay 100,000 euros ($110,000) per case if he breaches the ban.

Lawyer Mark de Hek referred to as the ruling “a transparent sign and, so far as I’m involved, a remaining warning to different mass donors.”

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch court docket on Friday banned a person from donating any extra of his sperm after he fathered at the very least 550 youngsters within the Netherlands and different international locations and misled potential mother and father concerning the variety of offspring he helped to conceive.

A decide at The Hague District Court docket ordered the halt in an injunction introduced by the mom of a kid conceived with the donor’s sperm and a basis representing different mother and father.

The mom, recognized by the muse solely as Eva, welcomed the court docket’s choice.

“I hope that this ruling results in a ban on mass donation and spreads like an oil slick to different international locations. We should stand hand in hand round our youngsters and shield them in opposition to this injustice,” she stated in a press release.

The court docket famous that underneath Dutch tips, sperm donors are allowed to provide a most of 25 youngsters with 12 moms and that the donor lied to potential mother and father about his donation historical past.

The donor, recognized as Jonathan M. underneath Dutch privateness tips, offered sperm to a number of Dutch fertility clinics and to a clinic in Denmark in addition to to many different individuals he linked with by ads and on-line boards, the court docket stated in its written judgment.

The donor’s lawyer stated in a court docket listening to that he wished to assist mother and father who would in any other case be unable to conceive.

The decide who heard the civil case stated that the donor “intentionally lied about this to be able to persuade the mother and father to take him as a donor,” the court docket stated in a press release.

“All these mother and father are actually confronted with the truth that the kids of their household are a part of an enormous kinship community, with a whole bunch of half-siblings, which they didn’t select,” the court docket stated, including that this “has or might probably have damaging psychosocial penalties for the kids. It’s subsequently of their curiosity that this kinship community isn’t prolonged any additional.”

The court docket stated in a press release that the case was about “conflicting elementary rights. On the one hand, the appropriate to respect for the privateness of the mother and father and the donor youngsters … and alternatively, the identical proper of the donor.”

The court docket dominated that “the pursuits of the donor youngsters and their mother and father outweigh the curiosity of the donor in persevering with to donate sperm to new potential mother and father.”

The court docket ordered him instantly to halt all donations and stated he should pay 100,000 euros ($110,000) per case if he breaches the ban.

Lawyer Mark de Hek referred to as the ruling “a transparent sign and, so far as I’m involved, a remaining warning to different mass donors.”

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