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The Ethics of Parenthood$
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Norvin Richards

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731749

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.001.0001

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Who Has Parental Rights?

Who Has Parental Rights?

(p.27) 2 Who Has Parental Rights?
The Ethics of Parenthood

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This chapter considers who would have parental rights if (l) creating a child is the first act of parenthood and (2) parental rights are liberty rights to continue what one has underway so long as it was innocently begun and violates no one's rights. The implications discussed include those for adoptive parents, rapists, victims of rape, those who create children under cultural conditions that leave the woman little choice but to agree to do so, those who use donor eggs or “surrogate mothers” to help create the child, same‐sex couples, and unwed teenagers who impregnate or become pregnant.

Keywords:   parents, children, parental rights, adoptive parents, surrogate mothers, same‐sex couples, teenaged parents

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