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Woman Sues FDA for Right to Select Sperm Donor, Bypass Sperm Bank
She is dating a woman. She is trying to conceive a child. She wants to use free sperm from a man she trusts. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration won't let the Oakland woman enter motherhood quite so easily. Under federal regulations, the donor must undergo procedures and verify his health in tests that the woman sees as expensive and time-consuming. So "Jane Doe," as she calls herself, is suing. Cause of Action, a government accountability group, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on her behalf against the FDA.