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Europe and free family: the role of the assistance of reproductive technologies in the collapse of the family*

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C. Byk


The variety of European ethical and legal approaches towards the artifi cial insemination is also a subject for debates on the implementation of medical techniques connected with the socio-legal revolution, which after almost half a century has infl uenced the family law. Could the children that are born as a result of artifi cial insemination be a demonstration of growing autonomy of will (on the part of future parents) in establishing the parental bond or even kinship (providing that having a child would become possible for single parents or couples of the same gender)? Or conversely, should the government, taking into consideration interests of a yet unborn child and refusing to use medicine as an instrument, limit the reproductive freedom?

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