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How technology and social progress are turning procreation into self-actualization.

11:00 PM, Dec 3, 2006 • By CLAUDIA ANDERSON
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These concerns, while doubtless deemed offensive in certain quarters, are not illusory. Even single-mother-by-choice Annie Leibovitz told an interviewer from the Guardian she "imagines that one day her children will rage at her for their unconventional beginnings." The scholars of the Commission on Parenthood's Future--social scientists like David Popenoe of Rutgers and W. Bradford Wilcox of the University of Virginia, Princeton philosopher Robert P. George, pro-marriage activists like Maggie Gallagher and David Blankenhorn, theologian Don Browning of the University of Chicago, and so on--are right to sound the alarm.

Claudia Anderson is managing editor of The Weekly Standard.