A front-page article in today's Davis Enterprise via the San Francisco Chronicle celebrates a new law that takes effect here in California on Tuesday:
"That’s when a new law will take effect, making fertility services more
accessible for Californians seeking to start a family through
nontraditional means. Among those it will help are same-sex female
couples, low-income women and single women.
“It removes a lot of barriers so women can become pregnant using the
sperm of the donor of their choice,” said Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner,
D-Berkeley, who introduced the legislation. It was co-sponsored by
Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
"The current law is designed to protect women without a traditional male
partner from unknowingly ending up with a sexually transmitted disease
by using, for example, a friend’s sperm and a turkey baster."
Yet the 'couple' interviewed find this current law, that aims to give them at least some minimal common sense protection, to be "too costly and time-consuming."
No, I'm not making this up--read it here!
Let me take you down
‘Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever
Always, no sometimes, think it's me
But you know I know when it's a dream
I think I know I mean a yes
But it's all wrong
That is I think I disagree...