A fertility lawyer for a ‘surrogacy agent’ facing 27 charges under Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act calls the rules surrounding acceptance of payment for making surrogacy arrangements ‘confusing’.
Tom Blackwell of National Post has the story –‘Business has boomed’: Canadian surrogacy agent facing 27 charges continues her controversial work.
Another item which I personally finding ‘confusing’ is the sex-selection prohibition:
(e) for the purpose of creating a human being, perform any procedure or provide, prescribe or administer any thing that would ensure or increase the probability that an embryo will be of a particular sex, or that would identify the sex of an in vitro embryo, except to prevent, diagnose or treat a sex-linked disorder or disease;
Perhaps that was relevant in 2004, but today it seems rather benign compared to the concept of aborting a fetus due to unwanted gender.
Why not proactively allow women the opportunity to ‘balance their families’ instead of having to resort to abortion to do so?
After all it’s their bodies, their choice, right?
Or so I’ve been told.
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Defund Abortion Rally March 19 at Queen’s Park – The Interim