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Our Father: Why Donald Cline Never Went To Jail

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As hard as it may be to believe due to his egregiously unethical actions, Our Father's Donald Cline never went to jail — here's why.

Netflix's documentary Our Father details the story of the former fertility doctor Donald Cline, who, during the '70s, '80s, and possibly beyond, would use his own sperm to inseminate his patients without their knowledge and consent.

They were instead under the reasonable belief that the sperm samples were from either their husbands or anonymous donors. When Our Father's Jacoba Ballard took a 23andMe DNA home test, she discovered that she had at least seven unknown half-siblings, blowing away her expectation of discovering one or two at most.

This led her down a whirlwind journey leading to the reveal of at least 94 Cline siblings, a number counting to this day. By telling the story through one of Netflix's best recent documentaries, there's a relative level of tact and sympathy toward the victims who can finally seek some modicum of justice by letting their voices be heard.

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