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OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from a woman who wanted to know the identity of her sperm-donor father.
Olivia Pratten sought to take her case to the high court after the British Columbia Court of Appeal threw out an earlier decision that sided with her.
She argued that offspring like herself should have access to information about their biological past, as is the case with people who are adopted.
The appeal court said she has no constitutional right to information about her biological father.
The court said providing such information would amount to state intrusion into the lives of many people.
As usual in such decisions, the Supreme Court gave no reasons for refusing to hear the appeal.
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misspelled Pratten's last name.