Francoise Baylis and Alana Cattapan object to a politician’s private member’s bill that seeks to remove the current prohibition on compensating surrogates and donors.
Matthew Herder considers possible regulatory responses to the opioid epidemic that aim to recover health care costs, compensate survivors, or prosecute pharmaceutical companies.
Françoise Baylis argues that the focus on “criminalization” in recent Canadian debates about payment for surrogacy is a serious distraction aimed at ignoring the critical issue of “commodification.”
Chris Kaposy argues that more people should choose to have children with Down syndrome.
Martha Paynter reasons that the parent-infant benefits of breastfeeding/chestfeeding outweigh concerns about drug regimens that facilitate transgender women’s lactation.
Michele Battle-Fisher calls for deeper ethical scrutiny of unregulated and experimental medical interventions.