The curious case of artificial insemination and legitimacy provisions

The issue of foremost importance is up to what extent the test of legitimacy as laid down in Section 112 is justifiable in today’s times having several modern scientific developments such as sperm banks, artificial insemination, surrogacy, and many more methods which don’t require the physical presence of a man and woman for the conception of a child. The language of Section 112 can be easily interpreted to include cases of Homologous Artificial Insemination because in this case, the husband is the biological or natural father of the child.

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