Monthly Archives: April 2014

When is an Abortion “Medically Necessary”?

Shannon Stettner, an historian of abortion, argues that pregnant women should be the ones to determine whether an abortion is “medically necessary” for them.

Access to Abortion Fundamental Right for Women’s Health

Canadian university professors call on the Province of New Brunswick to immediately repeal Regulation 84-20.

ART Ethics and Health Risks in the Unregulated Market

Miriam Zoll advocates for better patient education for those considering IVF with multiple embryo transfer.

Ontario’s New Policy for Safe Fertility Services

Vanessa Gruben identifies a number of issues that must be addressed in developing an equitable and effective policy for safe fertility services in Ontario.

Funding One IVF Treatment Is Not The Answer To Infertility

Alana Cattapan argues that newly announced funding for one cycle of IVF in Ontario is not the best way to reduce multiple birth rates or to increase access to assisted reproductive technologies. (This post first appeared in the Toronto Star).

FDA Ethicist’s Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest in Prenatal Dex Case

Newly available documents show conflicts of interest for the FDA ethicist who investigated a fetal drug experiment. Alice Dreger and Ellen K. Feder explain.

Strange Equations: Fraud, Harm and Sexual Agency

Emily MacKinnon and Constance Crompton argue that the 1998 Supreme Court of Canada decision, R. v. Cuerrier, changed the law of sexual assault to encompass situations of HIV non-disclosure, and that R. v. Hutchinson – a  2014 case in which the accused sabotaged condoms to impregnate his girlfriend – illustrates the problems with the Court’s […]