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Papa's Baby: Paternity and Artificial Insemination

Browne C. Lewis


When a child is conceived from sexual intercourse between a married, heterosexual couple, the child has a legal father and mother. Whatever may happen thereafter, the child's parents are legally bound to provide for their child, and if they don't, they'-re held accountable by law. But what about children created by artificial insemination? When it comes to paternity, the law is full of gray areas, resulting in many cases where children have no legal fathers. This book argues that the courts should take steps to ensure that all children have at least two legal parents. Additionally, state legis ... More

Keywords: legal father, legal parents, paternity, artificial insemination, paternal responsibility, sperm donor, lesbian couples

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814738481
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814738481.001.0001


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Browne C. Lewis, author

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