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Woman Who Sued Sperm Bank Over Black Baby Speaks

Woman Who Sued Sperm Bank Over Black Baby Speaks

Jennifer Cramblett

An Ohio woman who sued a sperm bank after it mixed up donors and gave her sperm from an African-American man instead of the White one she and her partner selected said Wednesday that the family is simply trying to get compensation to deal with a situation they weren't prepared to handle.

Jennifer Cramblett, 36, made headlines this week after she filed a lawsuit against the Chicago-area Midwest Sperm Bank for wrongful birth and breach of warranty. Cramblett told The Huffington Post in a phone interview that she and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, wanted their child to bear some resemblance to them — particularly Zinkon, who would not be carrying the baby. After hours spent poring over sperm donor profiles, they found a donor with blond hair and blue eyes who looked like he shared heritage with Zinkon. But they didn't get the sperm they ordered. Cramblett, who spoke with her lawyer present, said that while it’s true she and Zinkon didn’t plan on a mixed-race child, “I would never, ever take that away.”

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