Authentic Reproductive Regulation

15 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2012

Date Written: May 29, 2012


In this review essay written for the Minnesota Law Review Headnotes, Professor Crawford evaluates I. Glenn Cohen’s Regulating Reproduction: The Problem with Best Interests, 96 MINNESOTA L. REV. 101 (2011). Professor Cohen’s questioning of “best interests” logic destabilizes assumptions commonly shared by many legal scholars. This review essay applies Professor Cohen’s critique to the context of income taxation of surrogates. The “unmasking” project of Regulating Reproduction — designed to reveal the authentic reasons for reproductive regulation — enhances the discourse about reproductive law and policy.

Keywords: reproductive technology, reproduction, IVF, regulation, best interests, tax, surrogate, surrogacy, taxation

JEL Classification: K34, K30, K23, K19

Suggested Citation

Crawford, Bridget J., Authentic Reproductive Regulation (May 29, 2012). 96 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 31 (2012), Available at SSRN:

Bridget J. Crawford (Contact Author)

Pace University School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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