Directed Embryo Donation: Free Choice or Discrimination?

Posted: 22 Oct 2018

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Bernadette Richards

University of Adelaide - School of Law

Date Written: October 2, 2018

Abstract

The issue of whether to allow or prohibit the directed anonymous donation of human embryos for reproductive use has been publicly contentious. The claims that directed donation are a donor’s autonomous right contrast with claims that the practice is discriminatory. Recent legislation and legal recommendation on the issue has been inconsistent or contradictory. This article specifically addresses the question as to whether the directed donation of embryos is the exercise of free choice or an act of discrimination. This question is considered from both ethical and legal viewpoints.

Keywords: directed embryo donation, free choice, discrimination

JEL Classification: K00, K30, K32, K39

Suggested Citation

Richards, Bernadette, Directed Embryo Donation: Free Choice or Discrimination? (October 2, 2018). American Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2010, U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 140, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3259669

Bernadette Richards (Contact Author)

University of Adelaide - School of Law ( email )

Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Australia

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