Fertility clinic refused to treat single woman

3:26 PM, Sep 30, 2011   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- The Michigan appeals court says a woman seeking to become pregnant can sue a Grand Rapids fertility clinic that turned her down because she's single.

Alison Moon of Portage wanted to use donated sperm. But Dr. Douglas Daly declined to provide services because he feared being sued for child support, citing inadequate Michigan law.

Moon claims she's a victim of discrimination based on marital status.

Kent County Judge Mark Trusock dismissed the case last year, saying a doctor can choose his patients. But the appeals court reinstated the lawsuit Friday against the clinic, Grand Rapids Fertility and IVF.

A three-judge panel says Moon has email evidence, and the case should proceed, possibly to trial. Moon's attorneys are pleased with the decision. The clinic's lawyer couldn't offer an immediate comment.

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