A lesbian has sued the FDA for being too intrusive in her life. The woman is in a committed relationship with another woman and would like to conceive a child using a sperm donor, but does not want to run afoul of the law, nor does she want to pay the $2000 per treatment that it would take to conceive a child through a fertility clinic.
The FDA regulations state that anyone seeking to be artificially inseminated must use a sperm bank. The woman claims that this is a gross intrusion into her personal business. According to the FDA, these regulations exist so as to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. The woman’s counter argument to that is that it is unfair to lesbians because heterosexual couples do not have to know if one of the partners is healthy or not in order to conceive a child.