Ferguson v. McKiernan

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Ferguson v. McKiernan is a 3-2 Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling from 2007 which reversed a lower court's ruling.[1] The lower court ruled that sperm donor Joel McKiernan had to pay child support.[1] In its ruling, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said that sperm donors would be less likely to donate their sperm if they were at risk of being forced to pay child support.[1] The two dissenting Justices said that there was no basis in existing Pennsylvania law for the court's ruling.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "FindLaw's Supreme Court of Pennsylvania case and opinions". Findlaw.