SACRAMENTO (KCBS)—The rights of California sperm donors were put into law 20 years ago. Now a Bay Area state legislator is involved in revising those rules with a new bill to be presented in Sacramento on Tuesday.
The court battle between actor Jason Patric and his ex-girlfriend, Danielle Schreiber has gone to the state legislature. Together they conceived a child using in-vitro fertilization, but when the relationship ended, Schreiber cut off Patric’s access to the boy. A judge later ruled that he was no more than a sperm donor — with no parental rights under state law.
State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who authored that law, said he is attempting to revise it and give the court the discretion to look at the facts in each case.