Both courts and legislatures have been loath to establish law in the field of human artificial insemination.
As a result, the danger of criminal prosecution and the uncertainties of a legal vacuum face couples who must turn to artificial insemination to create a family. But the dark corner may have been turned, for one court decision and recent statutes in two states offer hope.
George P. Smith II, For Unto Us a Child Is Born, Legally, 56 A.B.A. J. 43 (1970).