A white Ohio mom is suing a sperm bank for sending her vials from a black donor, saying her biracial 2-year-old will be stigmatized by her family and the "intolerant" town where they live and has to travel to get her hair done. ...She could have terminated the pregnancy when she got the bad news at 5 months, and demanded the Grade A blue-eyed blond-hair white sperm she bought. Under Roe v Wade, an unexpectedly black baby can be aborted thru-out the 9 months of pregnancy, just like a Downs baby.
After she got pregnant, Cramblett called to order eight more vials that her partner, Amanda, would use to try to get pregnant with a sibling for Payton.
It was during that conversation that she learned the bank had previously sent No. 330 to her doctor, who then confirmed that donor had been used.
"Jennifer was crying, confused and upset. All of the thought, care and planning that she and Amanda had undertaken to control their baby's parentage had been rendered meaningless. In an instant, Jennifer's excitement and anticipation of her pregnancy was replaced with anger, disappointment and fear," the court papers say.
No, they kept and loved the baby, and everything was fine until age 2, when the white lesbians discovered that half-black girls have black hair that is a nightmare to maintain. And to lesbians raising a girl, nothing is more important than hair.
The child, Payton, is now 2 years old and already experiencing prejudice in Uniontown, where 98 percent of the residents are white, court papers say.It used to be that cultural norms were against lesbians having a baby, and against white rearing a black or mulatto child. There were probably about 50 reasons for those norms. Add this to the list: White lesbians might be uncomfortable going into a black neighborhood for a haircut.
"She carried her daughter Payton for nine months. She has bonded with the child and she loves Payton very much," her lawyer, Thomas Intili, told NBC News on Wednesday.
"But she lives in an all-white community in eastern Ohio. She did not encounter any African-American people until she entered college. Not all her friends and family members are racially sensitive."
As an example of the difficulties the family faces, the suit cited hair care for the toddler.
"Getting a young daughter's hair cut is not particularly stressful for most mothers, but to Jennifer it is not a routine matter, because Payton has hair typical of an African American girl," the suit says.
"To get a decent cut, Jennifer must travel to a black neighborhood, far from where she lives, where she is obviously different in appearance, and not overtly welcome."
I don't know about this. I'm listening to the New York NPR affiliate talking about this and I'm not sure how to feel. I feel for the mother's quandry but the more I think about it I have to kinda laugh. It's like "oh s*** ... our kid is one of THEM!!! NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT!! But holy **** we didn't think we'd have to DEAL with THAT stuff!"
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