Published on January 26, 2010 | by LawNews
Prof. Janet Dolgin in The New York Times
Professor Janet L. Dolgin was quoted in the following New York Times article.
A Legal Puzzle: Can a Baby Have Three Biological Parents?
by Adam Cohen
January 25, 2010
The problem, as Janet Dolgin, a Hofstra Law School professor, wrote in the Akron Law Review, is that legal thinking is deeply divided over how to judge what makes a family.
Since the 1960s, there has been a shift toward recognizing people’s intent in creating familial relationships, as reflected in the rise of no-fault divorce, prenuptial agreements and civil unions. But when it comes to deciding parenthood, courts remain deeply influenced by biology, even when it clashes with intent.