Technology in the Field of Human Reproduction: A Medical/Scientific Challenge to Canadian Law

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This thesis outlines some of the many challenges facing Canadians as they try to regulate technology in the field of human reproduction. The Introduction situates the debate on these many issues in a broader societal context. Chapter One examines law's role in regulating moral matters. Chapter Two describes two pivotal and controversial reproductive technologies and practices, in vitro fertilisation and artificial insemination, and outlines some of the key legal challenges each poses to significant Canadian interests. Chapter Four analyzes the British legislation dealing with reproductive technologies and related practices. Chapter Five canvasses the main Canadian constitutional heads of power to determine how the provincial and federal governments might work together to craft an effective future use and development of technology in this area. Finally, Chapter Six contains a list of recommendations for legislative action.


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