Category vulnerability

Living in Hope: Pandemic and Possibilities for Public Health

Nuala P. Kenny details what we have learned from past pandemics and what we could learn from the current pandemic

MAID for Mental Illness: Why Safeguards Won’t Work

John Maher asserts that medical assistance in dying (MAiD) should not be a legal option for persons whose sole underlying condition is mental illness because proposed safeguards will fail over time.

Protest chill is last thing sex-assault complainants need

Elaine Craig asks us to imagine the impact of protests critical of women reporting sexual misconduct by their physician

Occupational Health in Porn Production: New Frameworks

Valerie Webber asks whether familiar ethical frameworks of recreational sex and of occupational health and safety are useful ways of thinking about fair labour standards in the porn industry.

A New Lens to International Commercial Surrogacy

Emily Galpern announces the Surrogacy360 project.

At What Cost Presumed Consent for Organ Donation?

Marika Warren points out some ethically challenging aspects of Nova Scotia’s new presumed consent legislation for organ donation.

Don’t remand pregnant people or primary caregivers

Jaime Burnet and Martha Paynter advocate for ending the practice of pre-trial imprisonment of pregnant people, primary caregivers of young children, and primary caregivers of people with disabilities