Tag Archives: commodification

Let’s ask a different question about surrogacy

Françoise Baylis argues that the focus on “criminalization” in recent Canadian debates about payment for surrogacy is a serious distraction aimed at ignoring the critical issue of “commodification.”

Gatekeepers of ethical egg donation

Kathleen Hammond calls for greater ethical attention to the regulation and oversight of Canadian fertility clinics.

The Ethics of Human Milk Exchange and Sale

Robyn Lee critiques the inequalities and social injustices that surround human milk exchange practices.

Blood Money

Kat Lanteigne argues that there are no good reasons for Canadians to be in the business of buying and selling blood.

No Ethical Free Lunch in Organ Donation Policy

Jennifer Chandler points to the ethical trade-offs in any policy to increase organ donation.

Should Five More Kidneys Go To Market?

Barry Hoffmaster argues that the moral cost of commodifying kidneys for transplantation must be calculated before the health care costs can be considered.  

You Can’t Unring a Bell

Aviva Goldberg suggests that while payment may increase the number of living kidney providers, this benefit may not outweigh the risks associated with commodification of the human body.