This Comment explores the equal protection rights of illegitimate children born to artificially inseminated women in light of the Uniform Parentage Act (UPA), which guarantees equal treatment under the law for all children, and California's adoption of a modified version of the UPA. The author considers the conflict between those rights and the right of unmarried women to procreate and concludes that the California modifications of UPA section 5(b) are unconstitutional because they violate the equal protection rights of illegitimate children born to artificially inseminated women, and that they actually contradict the purpose of the Act. The author suggests that the California law be amended to conform to UPA section 5(b).
John M. Dwyer,
Equal Protection for Illegitimate Children Conceived by Artificial Insemination,
San Diego L. Rev.
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