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Sun Sep 27, 2015, 10:42 AM

A quiet American invasion

If you're a would-be Canadian parent with a patriotic bent and you're looking for help conceiving, there could be cause for concern. That's because there's a shortage in this country of Canadian sperm.

Toronto-based fertility doctor Alfonso Del Valle, of Repro Med The Toronto Institute for Reproductive Medicine, says the majority of donated sperm in Canada is imported from the U.S....


http://www.cbc.ca/radio/the180/refugee-cessation-canadian-sperm-supply-the-case-against-national-polls-1.3242699/why-the-majority-of-sperm-donations-in-canada-are-from-the-u-s-1.3242843


We really need to stop exporting production of things that could so easily be made here.

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Reply A quiet American invasion (Original post)
alcina Sep 2015 OP
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Sep 2015 #1
Spazito Sep 2015 #2
Xipe Totec Sep 2015 #3
Binkie The Clown Sep 2015 #4
alcina Sep 2015 #5
Saviolo Sep 2015 #6
Binkie The Clown Sep 2015 #7
Saviolo Sep 2015 #8
Binkie The Clown Sep 2015 #9

Response to alcina (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2015, 10:44 AM

1. Or at least find a better quality of donor.

Not just getting cheap, low quality US-made 'product'.

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Response to alcina (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2015, 10:48 AM

2. LOL n/t

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Response to alcina (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2015, 10:50 AM

3. Sticky issue. nt

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Response to alcina (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2015, 11:16 AM

4. So if that sperm is an American citizen then the babies have dual citizenship? n/t

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 27, 2015, 12:32 PM

5. I did wonder about that as well

The amusingly titled article "Alien Baby: Is Your Zygote American Enough" answers some of this.

http://www.psmag.com/politics-and-law/alien-baby-zygote-citizenship-immigration-american-79494

But the article is a year old and the rules are complex and changing. But I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were eventually deemed "citizens for tax purposes."

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 28, 2015, 09:29 AM

6. Anchor semen.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 28, 2015, 12:07 PM

7. So if a Canadian citizen comes to the U.S. to donate sperm...

and that sperm is used to impregnate an undocumented Mexican woman, would the child have triple citizenship: Mexican, American, and Canadian?

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 28, 2015, 12:09 PM

8. The mind reels...

Also... I kinda feel like I need to wash my hands after this conversation.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 28, 2015, 12:13 PM

9. But what if a space alien abducts a woman carrying a baby from a Canadian sperm doner who...

... well, let's just say that it gets complicated.

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