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“This means the FDA can reach into your bedroom and tell you how to procreate,” said her lawyer, Amber Abbasi, chief counsel for regulatory affairs at government accountability advocacy organization Cause of Action.”The FDA taking the position that donors, even when there’s no commercial element, are ‘an establishment,’ just like a sperm bank and have to register,” said Abbasi, “this is a serious burden on the reproductive freedoms of both the recipient and the donor.”

Abbasi said her client wanted to obtain fresh donor sperm from an individual she selected and implant it herself in a process known as intracervical artificial insemination — injecting the semen into her cervix — using a syringe, which does not require medical supervision. According to the lawsuit, Doe felt it was important for the biological father to be present in her child’s life, if he or she so desired. Doe did not want to visit a sperm bank for an anonymous sample, a process noted to be “costly and burdensome” for couples looking to get pregnant…”It is a real problem for [the FDA] to treat women like Ms. Doe, who has to become pregnant by artificial insemination because she’s in a lesbian relationship,” said Abbasi…”