This chapter focuses on reproductive freedom and family relations, both of which are aspects of the right of privacy. Some states have interpreted their constitutions to embrace rights of reproductive autonomy beyond those recognized by the Supreme Court of the United States. States have departed from federal rulings to invalidate laws that restrict public funding for abortions, limit the right of minors to have an abortion, or require informed consent and waiting periods before a woman may have an abortion. In the area of family relations, some states have gone beyond federal rulings by holding that a man claiming to be the biological father of a child born to a woman married to another man has a constitutional right to establish his paternity. State courts have also extended the right of persons to live together as a family to persons who are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption.
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