Part I of this Comment introduces the roots of parental rights and responsibilities. Part II briefly describes modern reproductive techniques and their effect on parental rights. Part III explores the Ohio statutory definition of motherhood and analyzes the impact of Belsito on parentage determinations. It also analyzes the other cases defining motherhood and the proposed legislative responses. Part IV anticipates the legal repercussions of Ohio's new definition of maternity on each party's rights and responsibilities. Finally, the Comment concludes by advocating a new parentage paradigm that recognizes the important contributions of each party in collaborative reproduction.

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