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13 November 2008

Sean Hern Appears in Victoria’s Times Colonist Newspaper

Where did I come from? - By Katherine Dedyna, Times Colonist, November 13, 2008 Olivia Pratten doesn’t really want to talk about how she was conceived, but it seems to dominate her life just the same. The 26-year-old New York-based broadcast journalist who grew up in Nanaimo and Victoria is engaged in a public fight at the B.C. Supreme Court to find out about her biological father—a medical student who donated his sperm… Her proposed class-action lawsuit names the attorney general of B.C. as discriminating against people born of sperm or egg donation because provincial law now gives adoptees the right to learn about their biological parents. The discrepancy also violates the equality provisions of the Charter of Rights, argues Victoria lawyer Sean Hern, who is co-counsel in the case. Sean Hern is a lawyer at Farris. To read the article, please click here or download the PDF file here.

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