Reflecting the ‘human nature’ of IVF embryos: disappearing women in ethics, law, and fertility practice


Many laws and ethical documents instruct us that disembodied embryos created through IVF processes are not mere tissue; they are 'widely regarded' as unique objects of serious moral consideration. Even in jurisdictions which disavow any overt characterization of embryonic personhood, the embryo, by virtue of its uniqueness and orientation toward future… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jlb/lsw058