The "devil doctor", who secretly let his patients give birth to 94 children for him, was fined only $500
In this way, he gave birth to at least 94 children. but was only fined $500.
"I've been raped 15 times and didn't even know it." The thought of it caused Lizzie White great pain. In 1981, plagued by infertility problems, she approached Donald Klein, a star fertility specialist, and asked him to perform an artificial insemination procedure on her. Back then, unlike now, there were large sperm banks. But Klein said he would have young, talented residents or medical students provide fresh sperm. After five months and 15 attempts, White managed to get pregnant. After the baby was born, she named him Matthew, which means "gift from God. Every time she passed by Klein's office building later, she would happily tell Matthew, "That's where I got pregnant with you." Then, more than 30 years later, a bolt from the blue hit her - Kline had used his own sperm! "He was an old man to me, and I didn't want his sperm. It wasn't with my consent." What's even scarier is that White isn't the only one who has had this happen to them. Over the years, Klein has reportedly given birth to at least 94 children using this method. The biological father is actually him? Why does everyone else in the family have dark hair and dark eyes, but only himself with blond hair and blue eyes? Jacoba Ballard had this question as a child. When she was 10 years old, she finally learned the answer: her mother had conceived her through artificial insemination. In 2014, Ballard turned 33 and decided to start looking for a half-sibling. "I thought I might find one or two at most." Back then, doctors had told her mother that the same donor's sperm would not be used more than three times. Soon after, she met a woman her own age online. When she saw the other woman's photo posted on social media, she couldn't help but exclaim, "Oh my God, that's my sister." At the time, the 23 and Me test was becoming popular. A genetic technology company offered a DNA test that people could order online, mail back a saliva sample, and soon get a genetic report and a "family tree" - which people who had been tested were related to each other. It's easy to see at a glance. Ballard and the woman suspected of being her sister took the test. The results were surprising: they were indeed confirmed to be sisters, but there were six other people who also shared the same father and mother. This situation made Ballard noticed that something was wrong. The year of birth of the eight ranged from 1979 to 1986, and the common denominator was that the birth mother's fertility doctor was Kline. Who would keep going to Klein's clinic to donate sperm for seven whole years? A frightening thought crept into her mind. Several people cross-matched their DNA with the public database and found that a distant cousin named Sylvia appeared in all the paternal matches. Ballard approached her and asked if she had any relatives in her family with the last name Klein. "Yes, I forgot if you didn't tell me, I have a cousin named Donald Kline who is a fertility doctor." This made Ballard basically sure that the biological father of the 8 was Kline. But what she wasn't sure about was how many times this so-called "famous doctor" had used his own sperm to impregnate people without the knowledge of his patients. Why did he do it? Now 84, Kline, who has an M.D. and served a hospital internship and then two years in the U.S. Air Force, opened a clinic in Indianapolis (Indiana's capital) in 1979 that specializes in fertility issues and has a good reputation. Why would he do that? Ballard couldn't figure it out. Some of the siblings guessed that Klein used them as a science experiment; others guessed that he was trying to keep the clinic in business. Klein had said he wanted to perform the insemination procedure within an hour of getting fresh sperm to maximize the survival of the sample. That means he needs to coordinate the sperm donor's schedule with the patient's ovulation period, which is only a few days a month. And as a well-known local fertility doctor, he has many patients, making coordination even more problematic. Could he be trying to save time, so he would simply use his own sperm? After some investigation, Ballard suggested another possibility: it might have something to do with the "Arrow Bag" organization. "Considered a cult, the Sack of Arrows encouraged its followers to have as many white children as possible. In their view, children are God's warriors, shot like arrows into the world. The more children they had, the more power they had to influence the world for God. Klein accidentally ran over and killed a 4-year-old girl when he was 24 and has wanted inner peace from religion ever since. After opening his practice, he often recites prayers with his colleagues and advises patients to pray for healing as well. His office is also filled with ornaments bearing Christian sayings, one of which reads, "I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb." And it is often quoted by the Bag of Arrows organization. In 2016, Ballard tumbled into contact with Kline's son, Doug, and arranged to meet Kline at a restaurant, along with five of his siblings. He walked in on crutches with the outline of a gun showing in the back pocket of his pants. At the time, he admitted to having used his own sperm for artificial insemination several times, but kept quiet about why. He showed no affection for the children and, after briefly introducing himself, began asking each one his name, age, address and occupation. Ballard felt they were being judged by him, "Let me see which of my children is the most successful." Although Klein's motives are still unknown, more and more "victims" emerged, and the impact was more than evident. Many had an identity crisis when they learned that the biological father was him: Did the parents want him to be the one to provide the sperm? Was their birth the right one? "I isolated myself from my family and friends. In addition to questioning and doubting others, I questioned my purpose in life." Ballard said she was so anxious that she had to take medication. According to Carla Swanson, a professor at Northeastern University School of Law, "Children may feel rejected as a result, infertile husbands may feel humiliated, and wives may be condemned to adultery." In addition to the psychological pressure, many people are concerned about Klein's medical history. Many of them have been diagnosed with immunodeficiency disorders, some were found to have clotting disorders after miscarriages, and others suffered from digestive and colon disorders. Their maternal relatives did not have similar problems. More embarrassing were the ethical issues. most of the 94 siblings lived within a 40-mile radius. Some found out that Klein, the doctor who had done their own gynecological exam, was their biological father; some worried that the person they were dating might be a half-sibling; others told their daughters that when you start dating in the future, you must be careful and must first find out who the person is. A $500 fine and forget it? Ballard and others were outraged by Klein's behavior. They contacted the Marion County, Indiana, prosecutor and the attorney general's office, saying that Kline's medical actions amounted to rape and that he should be investigated. However, their claims remained unanswered. They contacted the media again to expose Kline's story, and retaliation ensued: Ballard found one day that the nuts had been removed from her wheels; one of her sisters also began receiving strange phone calls asking if she wanted to buy a cemetery. Even when a reporter met Kline, his first words were a threat: "No guns allowed here, are they?" At the time, neither federal nor state law prohibited doctors from using their own sperm to perform artificial insemination on patients. There were no applicable charges against him for his actions. I don't deny that it was sexual assault, but legally it wasn't,' said Tim Delaney, the prosecutor in the case. 'I think my mother was raped' is a legitimate statement of human emotion, but 'Dr. Klein raped' is an untrue legal claim that I would not put on paper or sign." But prosecutors found that Klein had twice claimed in written responses to the Justice Department that he had never used his own sperm. This meant that he had given false testimony to the Justice Department. Kline was charged with obstruction of justice. Investigators came to his home with a DNA search warrant, and the final paternity test results showed that he was the biological father of Ballard and others. Before the trial, some bystanders began pleading for Kline: "He's a good man in life," "He's understanding and compassionate," and "It's not illegal for him to use his own sperm." ...... Even a prosecutor wrote to the judge asking for leniency. Because he had struggled with infertility, it was Kline who helped him. "Without Dr. Klein, my wife and I would not have the family we have today." Ultimately, Kline was sentenced in 2017 to a $500 fine, a revocation of his license to practice medicine (but he actually retired a long time ago), and a year of probation without having to spend even a single day in jail. "I feel like the state failed us and the attorney general failed us." Ballard said. In their view, if Klein didn't have a problem, why would he lie to people? What's more, is it not punishable to have a patient who clearly provided her husband's semen, but he chose to steal it for his own anyway? In 2018, because of their tireless efforts, it led to the passage of Indiana's fertility fraud law. However, Klein's actions occurred prior to that, so he cannot be charged on that basis. As of 2021, only four U.S. states have legal penalties for doctors who implant their own sperm in patients without explicit consent. And to date, there is still no federal law on the issue in the United States. Some people online say Klein is dead. But the director of the documentary says, "He's not dead, instead he's very active in the community. He still goes to his grandchildren's swim meets and things like that. That's just the way things are. I don't think he realizes he's done anything wrong." And the fathers, mothers, and children in those 90-plus families have a lifetime to heal themselves ......
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What are the real events that have occurred in mental hospitals that are so frightening?
The person in the next room was tied to the bed with cloths and couldn't control the foul language all night. In the same room lived a delusional, a bipolar, a schizophrenic, a black uncle in a similar mental state as me, they were all around forty years old. The delusional one asks me at least five or six times a day if I will die here, and stays in the corner, especially afraid of Uncle Black, but Uncle Black is particularly good-tempered. Bipolar disorder, normal time and I chatted, said the beating wife came in, very regretful. Later, the disease was shut next door, normal time will be very regretful. The schizophrenic uncle, cut off his thumb with a root. Uncle Black is the most normal, just homesick. That year, I was twenty years old. As for saying last year, and say twenty years old, because I really have some memory confusion, I remember most is my twenty years old. I think that when I beat the black dog, it will probably be the most remarkable experience of my life. I can't die. ...... In fact, it's already hard to live. A few days ago, I read Mr. Shi Tiesheng's "I and the Earth", and his view of life and death made me feel quite reasonable. I hope all the kind children who are unfortunately ill like me can feel better. Suffering, isn't it because of those of us who can set off the perfection of others? ............ In fact, I want to ask a question, why do you do well enough, there will still be a small number of people hate you, really can not do everyone like you? I'm really quite strong too. Finally attached is the nineteenth year after depression, haggard. ...... In fact, it will make me have a feeling of being pitied, obviously I know everyone is well-meaning, and then a paragraph of recent reflections. In fact, I used to be a person who loves life, likes to read, likes to sing, plays rock and roll, and currently these two things are an important factor in keeping me alive. I'm sensitive, delicate, and love to get into the thick of things, which is bad. After going through a series of turmoil, I found that the articles I wrote started to be very dark, and the online novel I wrote was blocked for depicting images of murder and dismemberment. My head suddenly became sluggish in my previously fluid style of writing. I realized that I was sick. Taking medication for over two years was the most painful two years I've ever lived, some of it self-inflicted, some of it drug-inflicted, and these pains invisibly affect you, every moment. The best way to describe it is that you are covered by a glass envelope, you can see the view outside, but you can't feel it. The world is beautiful, but it doesn't belong to you. Sometimes, in the midst of treatment, you will see a glimmer of light and feel as if you are about to get better, but soon you fall back into the abyss, and it is hard to accept this feeling of falling. I've tried so hard to live, not for myself. Most importantly, the ability to love and be loved was lost. The desires are gone. Just last month, I fell in love with a girl, and I guess the feeling of wanting to be good to her, wanting to protect her, wanting to possess and blaming myself for being selfish, that would be considered love. Now, she is the only light in my heart that I don't want to destroy or interfere with, I want to climb out and tell her I love her. ...... Today again by the school is difficult, sick this thing, suspended to resume school, the school are aware of, all kinds of restrictions, forcing parents to accompany, or then suspended, just sad a few hours, wrote more than three thousand words of suicide note, ready to swallow medicine, write after the brain clear point, the suicide note deleted. I want to resist and not compromise. ------ There is good news I still want to share with everyone, I found the person I love. It is like a lost deer found his elk, no longer a lost deer, she understands me, also tolerate me, although she also suffer from this disease as I do. People around me say I've gotten better lately. I hope tomorrow will be better. Thank you to all the people who have been giving me encouragement. Thank you all. I am still alive, so I can see hope. I hope that all depressed people will no longer have a place to put their hearts. ---------- I've been studying philosophy for the last year or two, and then I got completely hooked on Maze, and I started trying to look at the world calmly, rationally, and materialistically. The first thing that I did was to get ready for the New Year's exam, and I felt that my condition was already very good, so I quit the medication all at once (you must not learn from me), and then I could only sleep for two and a half hours a day for more than a month, and I felt like I was going to die suddenly, but the depression was over and what else was not. A month and a half later, a turnaround occurred and I slept for an unprecedented five hours, then slept longer and longer, and eventually returned to normal. Then I prepared for the exams and finished them. I think everything is fine with me, there are very few times when I'm in a bad mood and I think that's normal. The only good thing is that about three years ago I changed my medication, which is not suitable for me, and then more than half a month from a hundred and three fat to a hundred and six, before quitting the medication there are more than 150 pounds. The only good thing about this is that you can't get a lot of money to spend on your own. The next thing is to insist on exercise, eat some stew to replenish the body, to raise the body well to. Thanks to the encouragement of family and friends during these dark years, I was reborn.