Category Canadian Bioethics

In a Nutshell: Correcting the record about medical assistance in dying

Jocelyn Downie clarifies what the Supreme Court of Canada’s Carter decision actually says (and doesn’t say) about advance requests for MAiD and MAiD for psychiatric illness.

Abortion to Abolition: An Interview with Martha Paynter

Martha Paynter discusses her new book Abortion to Abolition: Reproductive Health and Justice in Canada.

Buying Sperm: Canada’s Ethical Tension

Natalie Martin argues that buying sperm from the US while outlawing the purchase of sperm from donors within Canada just doesn’t make sense.

Unmuddying the waters of the law and MAiD for mental illness

Jocelyn Downie rebuts misleading claims about the law and medical assistance in dying for mental illness advanced by psychiatrists Mark Sinyor and Ari Zaretsky in a recent Op-Ed.

Bioethics and Environmental Injustice

James Dwyer suggests why and how we should bring environmental concerns back into bioethics.