Procreative Liberty and Harm to Offspring in Assisted Reproduction

  title={Procreative Liberty and Harm to Offspring in Assisted Reproduction},
  author={J. Robertson},
  journal={American Journal of Law & Medicine},
  pages={40 - 7}
  • J. Robertson
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • American Journal of Law & Medicine
  • I. INTRODUCTION Assisted reproductive technologies ("ARTs") have enabled many infertile couples to have children but have long been controversial.' Opposition initially focused on the "unnaturalness" of laboratory conception and the doubts that healthy children would result. Once children were born, ethical debate shifted to the status and ownership of embryos and the novel forms of family that could result. The new century has brought forth both new and old ethical concerns. The growing… CONTINUE READING
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    • See American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU Fact Sheet: Overview of Lesbian and Gay Parenting
    One article reports that there are 96,000 lesbian couples and 60,000 gay male couples now rearing children. Ginia Bellafante, Two Fathers, With One Happy to Stay at Home
      See discussion of competitive arms-races in offspring characteristics in Robertson, Procreative Liberty, supra note 116