“FedEx Fatherhood”

  John Smoot, Retired, Boston’s Probate and Family Court

John Smoot, Retired, Boston’s Probate and Family Court

Commercialized sale of human sperm and eggs (gametes) is a multi-billion dollar unregulated industry. With money as the biggest incentive for participation, “donors” create children they will never parent. The process degrades and objectifies men and women, promotes a culture of irresponsible parenting and establishes children as commodities. What you should know about it and why you should care?

About the Speaker

John Smoot grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston. He attended Boston College High School, and Yale University, where he captained the football team and turned down membership in Yale’s best known secret society, Skull and Bones. Upon graduation, he became a Probation Officer in the Massachusetts Trial Court and attended Suffolk University Law School at night. In 1990, he was appointed by Governor Dukakis to serve as a judge in Boston’s Probate and Family Court where he had a distinguished career for 21 years before his retirement in 2012. He now serves as a mediator at Boston Area Mediation Services.

Details

When: Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:30 - 8:45 AM
Where: Putnam Investments, One Post Office Square