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  • BioEdge: Mexico closes door to cheap surrogate mothers
    changed its legislation after a number of reports of abuses By a vote of 21 to 9 the state legislature voted to restrict surrogacy to Mexicans and to exclude homosexuals and singles Couples who engage a surrogate must now include a mother aged between 25 and 40 with documentation that she is unable to bear a child One deputy Verónica Pérez Rojas said that she voted to restrict surrogacy because it is a new form of exploitation of women and trafficking He added that it treats children as commercial products and that it was a hotbed for exploitation and abuse of women MORE ON THESE TOPICS Mexico surrogacy surrogate motherhood This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/mexico-closes-door-to-cheap-surrogate-mothers/11698 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    gone back to the drawing board Mexico the new surrogacy hotspot Michael Cook 28 September 2014 Comments tags Mexico same sex adoption same sex parenting surrogacy With India and Thailand the destination of choice for people seeking surrogate mothers closing their doors to foreigners where has the market gone Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Mexico (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Sociologist opposes ban on Indian commercial surrogacy Michael Cook 21 November 2015 Comments tags commercial surrogacy India surrogate motherhood It s too late to change the system Surrogacy business shifts to Cambodia Michael Cook 07 November 2015 Comments tags Cambodia surrogacy surrogate motherhood The international market for surrogacy is proving to be very resilient in the face of legal and social disruption Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/surrogate+motherhood (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: US clinics obliged to offer fertility services to transgenders
    reproductive services to transgender individuals The committee argues that it would actually be wrong to deny patients this right Professional autonomy while a significant value in deciding whom to treat is limited in this case by a greater ethical obligation and in some jurisdictions a legal duty to regard all persons equally regardless of their gender identity It appears that some of the ASRM s members have had misgivings in the past about the ability of transgenders to care for children However the ASRM reassures them that they have nothing to worry about The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry affirms that there is no evidence to support that parents who are transgender are per se deficient in parenting skills child centered concerns and parent child attachments compared with heterosexual parents MORE ON THESE TOPICS IVF transgender This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/us-clinics-obliged-to-offer-fertility-services-to-transgenders/11697 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: The top tech ethical issues of 2016
    way to record and catalog the genomes of newborns in order to improve disease detection Digital labor rights a discussion of the tension between anonymous workers and anonymous bosses Head transplants a procedure that one doctor has promised to develop by 2017 Disappearing drones drones that deliver payloads and then disappear into thin air without any indication of who sent it Artificial wombs the potential to grow a human fetus outside of a woman s body is creating concerns with women s rights advocates Bone conduction for marketing Verizon already has the technology to transmit ads to your brain through your bones as well as your skin Lethal cyber weapons a potentially lethal computer program can cause a real explosion Exoskeletons for the elderly technology that helps people be more mobile and keep working but postpones retirement MORE ON THESE TOPICS bioethics bioethics discourse This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/the-top-tech-ethical-issues-of-2016/11696 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    2015 Comments tags assisted dying atheism bioethics discourse euthanasia Is it only religious types who are fighting against assisted suicide Not quite Disdain for bioethics ignites controversy Michael Cook 09 August 2015 Comments tags bioethics bioethics discourse Steven Pinker Steven Pinker s combative op ed prompted many comments Alas moral bioehancement won t stop climate change Xavier Symons 07 June 2014 Comments tags bioethics discourse climate change moral bioenhancement Several recent articles in leading journals have considered the ability of moral bioehancement to produce environmentally conscious citizens and thus indirectly reduce carbon emissions In a recent post on Practical Ethics the blog s administrator asserts that too few people would accept the offer of bioehancement and hence it would have a negligible effect on climate change The ethics of preimplantation diagnosis Xavier Symons 23 May 2014 Comments tags bioethics discourse embryo screening preimplantation genetic diagnosis A new article in the Journal of Medical Ethics argues that preimplantation genetic diagnosis can be morally obligatory in some cases The author suggests we consider the embryos as hypothetical rational agents He claims that such rational agents would chose PGD and that we need to honour this hypothetical choice Is human dignity a stupid

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/bioethics+discourse (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Interview: David S. Oderberg
    a moral philosopher and to be a moral philosopher you need to be a philosopher able to distinguish good and bad arguments and to separate reasoned thinking from fad fashion societal pressure prejudice and government policy And to be a philosopher you need first to be a human being with human concerns love for your fellow man care for society and its future and that most uncommon resource common sense In other words bioethics is not what you do when you can t get a real philosophy job and like getting big grants from foundations and think tanks XS What kind of novel contribution might a so called natural law approach bring to the field of bioethics Oderberg Well natural law bioethics is not very well developed despite its semi advocacy in some circles Being say pro life doesn t make you a natural law bioethicist Nor does worrying about the sinister developments in biotechnology or going on about the culture of death Being a natural law bioethicist means having a deep knowledge of and respect for a tradition of thinking that goes back to the ancient Greeks and Romans that emphasises the role that nature has in guiding morality Only ignorant sophists think that natural law ethics means believing that whatever is natural is good or right and whatever is unnatural is wrong or bad Rather it is about identifying what it is that fulfils our human nature makes us be what we are supposed to be according to our natures as rational embodied but finite creatures I think we can be pretty sure that as far as fulfilment of our nature is concerned being killed generally doesn t help So attacks upon innocent life innocent life not the life of those who might forfeit their right due to the harm they have caused to others are prohibited by natural law whatever other considerations may apply I have yet to see a good argument to the effect that life itself is nothing but a means to the pursuit of other goods and hence loses its value when one is say in a coma or persistent non responsive state When it comes to topics such as genetic engineering surrogate mothers human enhancement or whatever issue bioethics and technology have managed to get before the media what is needed is a careful refined natural law analysis of the issue at hand The guidance has to come from what is good for individual human natures and natural human groupings such as family community and state But what is good for a group of humans depends wholly on what is most conducive to the fulfilment of each and every individual which is why sacrificing some innocent people for the benefit of others is wrong What is good for the group is not the same as the best outcome on a utilitarian or consequentialist weighing up of good and bad effects of some behaviour To this end natural law theory cannot and must not

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/interview-david-s.-oderberg/11695 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    look at contemporary bioethical discourse by a UK philosopher Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Canada s euthanasia courts 13 Feb 2016 IVF audit in Australia 13

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/contemporary+bioethics (2016-02-18)
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