I read a statistic today in Steve Worrall's blog: 47% of children born in Georgia are born to unmarried women. And "on my way to the Forum," I happened upon an interesting work in progress, by Charles Kindregan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Boston.
Professor Kindregan's article involves children conceived by other means than sexual intercourse. He explores newer and evolving forms of parenthood, influenced both by changes in society and by new forms of conception being pioneered by medical and reproductive science.
Kindregan explores how assisted reproduction has influenced our understanding both of the modern family and the parent-child relationship and the legal ramifications.
You can download and read The New Parentage: Of Families, Sex and Asexual Choices here.