Monthly Archives: July 2013

For-profit plasma clinics are risky business

Monika Dutt counsels Health Canada against changing its policy, and allowing payment to donors for blood or plasma.

End of Story?

Pat Murphy examines the case of spoon-feeding Ms. Bentley from a clinical ethics perspective.

Withholding “the necessaries of life”?

Jocelyn Downie examines the case of spoon feeding Ms. Bentley through a legal lens.

Looking at and Learning from SUPPORT’s Ethical Failures

Rory Kraft examines “a difference in the weighting of ethical standards.”

“Surrogacy” and Parental Licensing

Christine Overall argues that the failure to protect the interests of children born of “surrogacy” arrangements is a moral error, and that the prospective parents of such children must be screened and licensed.

We Are Egg Donors

Claire Burns, Raquel Cool and Sierra Falter co-founded We Are Egg Donors, the world’s first self-advocacy group for egg donors, run by egg donors. Here, Claire tells her story and shares her opinions about the egg trade in Canada.

Ethical Objections to Mitochondrial Replacement

Françoise Baylis  discusses the problems with creating children with three genetic parents.