Thursday, February 24, 2005

He came, She spit, They conceived

disproving the belief that it's better to give than receive

I heard about this case around the holidays and was concurrently amused and mortified (more the latter to be honest).

Dr. Sharon Irons claims Dr. Richard Phillips gave her a "gift" and she had every right to use it in any way she felt suitable - two years later, she hit him with a paternity suit and now he pays $800/month in child support.

As physicians, they both knew that oral sex would not reasonably lead to pregnancy, she didn't discuss her plans with him (because he would not have agreed); she figured she'd just have her cake and eat it too. One has to wonder why she waited almost two years to let him know what she'd done and that he had a child if she didn't feel she'd done anything less than honorable.

Phillips has, legitimately, sued for emotional distress. Her attorney had the audacity to say "There's a 5-year-old child here, imagine how a child feels when your father says he feels emotionally damaged by your birth." Hmmm, imagine how the child will feel knowing the circumstances of his/her conception...come to think about it, however will Dr. Irons explain that?


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Public Theologian said...

I originally thought this might be the sequel to the British grammar book Eats, Shoots, and Leaves. But I guess I was wrong!

Ol Cranky said...

Gosh I love Pandas ;)