A look into the bioethics of commercialized surrogacy

McGill Tribune, 16 February 2016
Author: Clare Fogarty
“On Feb. 6, the McGill Journal of Law and Health held its eighth Annual Colloquium, with this year focusing on legal and policy issues concerning assisted reproduction in Canada. The discussions centered on the federal Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA), which criminalizes the payment of surrogate mothers, setting penalties between $500,000 or a 10-year prison sentence if violated. Surrogates agreeing to carry another couple‚Äôs child are to do so entirely altruistically. Since its passing in 2004, the AHRA has exposed rather polar views amongst leaders in Canadian public health ethics.”
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