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October 06, 2004

Ban on procreation overturned in US Supreme Court

The controversial ruling by a judge barring a man from having more children because he had failed to pay child support has been overturned, reports The Washington Post. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled five to two in favour of Sean Talty, saying his sentence was too broad because it did not include a method for lifting the ban if Talty caught up with his child-support payments. Talty (32) has seven children by five women. He was required to make ‘reasonable’ efforts to avoid conception during his five-year probation after being convicted of not supporting three of the children.
Full report in The Washington Post


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