Directed Embryo Donation: Free Choice or Discrimination?
Posted: 22 Oct 2018
Date Written: October 2, 2018
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
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