"Ultimate Betrayal" Says Wife of Alabama Official Who Donated Sperm to Lesbian Couple


The New York Daily News:

A former Republican official in Alabama who crusaded against same-sex marriage anonymously donated his sperm to lesbian couples while doing relief work in New Zealand, according to a shocking new report.

Bill Johnson, who made a failed bid for governor in 2010, used the online alias "chchbill" to meet with women who needed help to get pregnant, according to the New Zealand Herald.

The newspaper reports at least nine women received sperm donations from Johnson. Of them, three are now pregnant.

Johnston acknowledged to The Herald he donated his sperm, and that he did it because having children of his own was "a need that I have."
... Despite his assertions about how his wife feels, Kathy Johnson described his actions as the "utmost betrayal," according to The Herald. "My heart is broken."

In a statement to the Mobile Press-Register in Alabama, she said, "This is a really, really difficult time for our family... I'm still in disbelief and very hurt, and our family has a lot of healing to do."