The BenchPress feature of the January/February issue of LawNow talked about the case of the British Columbia woman fighting to find out the identity of her sperm donor dad.
She argued that her Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms right to equality under the law was breached by the province’s Adoption Act, because adopted children could access information about their biological parents and sperm donor children could not. She was turned down by the B.C. Court of Queen’s Bench and by the B.C. Court of Appeal.
And today, her final defeat. The Supreme Court of Canada announced that it would not hear her appeal. Adding to her frustration will be the policy of the Supreme Court of Canada not to give reasons for turning down requests for appeals. As the Supreme Court of Canada is the final court of appeal in our country, this will be the end of her quest for further knowledge about her biological history.