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Sperm Donor Fights for His Rights as a Father in U.S. Supreme Court
Date:7/7/2008

y, March 17, 2008, attorneys for Hendrix appealed to the United States Supreme Court, asking for the ruling of the Kansas Supreme Court to be overturned. This appeal will clearly be a landmark case that will determine the future of reproductive technology, alternative child conception, and advancement of fathers' rights. "Mr. Hendrix's case deserves to be heard in our nation's highest court and their decision can guide the future of reproductive technology. We want to make sure that Mr. Hendrix's children know that they have a father who loves them, who will support them emotionally and financially. We want the children to know that they have a father who will spend time with them and help to raise them and that they did not just spring out of a test tube," states Andrey Filipowicz, co-counsel with Jeffery M. Leving.

In a similar case in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the verbal agreement between the sperm donor and the mother was "valid on its face" and that 'Biological parents cannot waive the interests of a child -- a third party -- who has an independent "right" to support from each one of them.' The Court ordered the sperm donor to pay over $1500 a month in child support, even though he was not named as the father on the birth certificate of the children. A British Court had a similar finding in the case of a man who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple.

Attorney Jeffery M. Leving states, "The legal system has not kept current with science and reproduction technology and its effects on the changing American family. The U.S. Supreme court now has the opportunity to correct this flaw in our judicial system and protect an important relationship between a loving father and his children." Leving is a nationally renowned litigator, advocate or fathers' rights and founder of dadsrights.com.

For more information on the case and all media inquiries, please contact Carrie Klepzig at 312-807-3990, ext. 255 or 312-730-5864 (mo
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SOURCE The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.
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