Monthly Archives: May 2014

Improve Access to Abortion

Joanna Erdman at the “National Day of Action: Improve Access to Abortion” – a rally organized by Halifax LEAF: Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund  Thursday May 29, 2014 on the first anniversary of Dr. Morgentaler’s death – calls for public funding of the Morgentaler clinic in Fredericton, N.B., and the repeal of Section 84-20 […]

#AbortionPEI

On May 28, 2014, the National Abortion Federation held a press conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in an effort to bring abortion services to the island (here and here). The following letter was delivered to the government.

Uterine Transplantation and the Promise of Womb-anhood

Angel Petropanagos outlines some of the many medical risks and ethical challenges of uterine transplantation, including the challenges with obtaining informed consent and the harms to women as a group.

A Nudge Too Far

Dave Snow challenges “presumed consent” for deceased organ donation.

Needed: More Honesty About Death Before Donation

L. Syd M Johnson examines the controversies surrounding death before organ donation and how current organ procurement practices may foster distrust and discourage donation.

Why Buckingham’s Tenure is Small Stakes in a Big Game

Eric Newstadt argues that we should worry about the way that Universities are being transformed from institutions of higher learning into corporate training grounds that produce flexible workers and forms of knowledge that can be packaged, sold, and used to generate profit.

Mutual Dependency and the Ethics of Home Birth

Katharine Wolfe suggests that recognizing the interdependent aspects of a mother and a child’s welfare may help to change how home birth is viewed.