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Defining Parenthood BONNIE STEINBOCK Department of Philosophy, State University of New York at Albany Introduction Advances in reproductive medicine require us to rethink concepts previously taken for granted, including the notion of parenthood. On the one hand, it has always been possible to distinguish between the biological aspect of being a parent, or reproduction, on the one hand, and the social component, or rearing, on the other. Adoption and fostering of children are nothing new, and neither are disputes over custody. On the other hand, assisted reproductive technology (ART) compounds the potential for complication. A child can have five dif-

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