The Human Body and Private Property: Sperm Harvesting

8 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2019

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Paul T. Babie

Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide

Date Written: February 6, 2019

Abstract

Among other functions, the concept of property as it is invoked in a legal system seeks to resolve novel disputes concerning scarce resources. Bruce H Ziff writes that 'since property depends on whether the law will recognize and enforce entitlements (and non-property on the refusal to do so), it follows that novel claims of property may be validated or rejected by the courts and the legislatures. Property is not a static concept, but rather is in a constant state of flux. This fluidity is apparent when disputes over new forms of property erupt, such as can occur in respect to the human body.

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Keywords: Human Body Parts, Private Property, Sperm Harvesting

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Babie, Paul T., The Human Body and Private Property: Sperm Harvesting (February 6, 2019). U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-34; U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-34. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3329692

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