Netflix’s Our Father tells the truly gruesome story of fertility doctor Donald Cline, who is said to have artificially inseminated more than 50 women with his own sperm.
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This Morning fans were left in awe on Wednesday when co-hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield interviewed the two children of notorious fertility doctor Donald Cline.
The latest Netflix true-crime drama Our Father gives viewers an insight into the truly gruesome story of fertility doctor Cline, a once respected fertility doctor from Indianapolis, USA .
He is believed to have artificially inseminated more than 50 women with his own sperm in the 1970s and 80s.
At the time the Netflix show was released, there were 94 children who fathered Cline.
Holly and Phillip remotely interviewed brothers Jason Hyatt and Jacoba Ballard in the US on Wednesday as they detailed their mental health struggles following the discovery.
“There’s a lot going on with you,” Holly said. But I guess there are other things to consider here as well.
“Once you realize that there are many and many siblings within a 25-mile radius, then I guess you run the risk of accidentally meeting a sibling, having a sibling relationship.
“Even now, 94 and going on, that list is far from over. This can still happen. Is that a very realistic thought? ”
Jacoba Ballard, a member of the team that originally figured out what Cline did, said it was “absolutely”.
She added: “Not just for siblings, but for children. Older children meet an aunt or an uncle, not just a cousin.
“We never knew when he started or when he stopped. We know he retired in 2009, so we can have siblings like 2009, 2010.”
This Morning fans were horrified by the chilling scheme, which was not actually illegal in Indiana at the time, but because of the campaign by Jacoba and others, which was made illegal in the United States. Indiana.
On Twitter, one person wrote: “This is horrible. I watched the documentary last night. I really have no felony like. These poor families have been torn apart by this sickle. ”
Another posted: “This is just horrible! These poor people! ” as another wrote: “This is totally weird and just sick.”
“I saw the documentary the other day and it was horrible, disgusting and unbelievable,” wrote another.
“The abuse of his profession and the magistrate letting him go so tragically is an insult to all of these people.”
Another social media user wrote: “Poor, this is horrible,” another said: “Wow. Being sick is all I can say.”
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