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Woman Can't Force Former Fiance to Support Child Conceived via IVF and Sperm Donation
A Beverly Hills woman cannot force her former fiance to financially support the child she conceived via in vitro fertilization with the sperm of an anonymous donor, a federal judge ruled. In a 2012 complaint, Tracey Smith claimed that Gregory Carr committed breach of contract by failing to provide lifetime financial support to her and her nearly 2-year-old daughter. Carr allegedly promised to provide Smith with lifetime financial support in 2009 after paying for two unsuccessful attempts at in vitro fertilization, using Smith's eggs and donor sperm.