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Connections: Discussing issues surrounding donor conception

Sep 17, 2021

A local OB/GYN is accused of using his own sperm to artificially inseminate multiple women. Dr. Morris Wortman is now being sued by a former patient – a woman who says he is her biological father. A second adult has come forward, saying Wortman is also his father. The story has led to questions surrounding donor conception. What does the law state? What rights do patients – and their children – have?

Our guests this hour discuss a range of issues. Our guests:

  • Tyler Brown, reporter with 13 WHAM News 
  • CJ Lore, Rochester resident who says he is the biological child of Dr. Morris Wortman
  • Greg Franklin, adoptions and assisted fertility attorney with Ashcraft, Franklin & Young, LLP
  • Lindsey Wrobel, one of 32 donor-conceived siblings in the same family