Freedom to choose? Embryo selection, reproductive decision-making and the role of the state

Bennett, Belinda & Karpin, Isabel (2008) Freedom to choose? Embryo selection, reproductive decision-making and the role of the state. Precedent, 88, pp. 4-8.

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Involving the biopsy of an eight-cell embryo, PGD has been hailed as a means of making reproductive decisions without having to face the heart-wrenching decision to abort an affected foetus. However, controversy around the kinds of traits for which testing can be done, and who has access to the technology, has led to questions about the way in which the technology is developing. Women who are allowed to access in vitro fertilisation (IVF) services can currently also access PGD in limited circumstances.

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ID Code: 71218
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Bioethics; In vitro fertilisation; Australia: Law and legislation; Reproduction (Biological); National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia). Australian Health Ethics Committee;
ISSN: 1449-7719
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australian Lawyers Alliance
Deposited On: 08 May 2014 03:14
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 05:28

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