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    At the top right of the page, we see the header "Freeman 1" in twelve point font.  Then at the top left of the main page, we see the following information, left-justified: one the first line, "Brandon Freeman"; one the second line, "Professor Lee"; on the third line, "English 101"; and on the fourth line, "25 February 2017." Next we see the title in twelve point font, centered, with no extra space above or below: "Problems with Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Definition of the Family."

    Below the title, we see the text of the paper in twelve point font, double spaced, with the first line of the first paragraph indented. The text reads as follows and cuts off at the end of the page: "It is not unusual for people to think of a family in its basic form as a mother and a father and the child or children they conceive together. But a genetic connection between parents and children is not necessary for a family to exist. New families are often created by remarriage after a divorce or the death of a spouse, so that only one parent is genetically related to the child or children. Also, the practice of adoption is longstanding and creates families where neither parent is genetically related to the child or children. There are many singleparent families in the United States, and some of these may be families where the parents live together but are not married (Coontz 147). Couples that consist of two men or two women are also increasingly common, and"

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