Margaret Somerville is Samuel
Gale Professor of Law, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, and Founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University, Montreal. She has an extensive national and international publishing and speaking record and frequently comments in all forms of media. Her books include The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit (Penguin 2000); and The Ethical Imagination: Journeys of the Human Spirit (Anansi 2006; CBC 2006 Massey Lectures). Among her many honours and awards are the Order of Australia, seven honorary
doctorates, and the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science.
‘Good for me’, but what about society?
28 Oct 2015 | CAREFUL! |
What Canada's top court left out in its judgment on assisted suicide.
May we tinker with the genetic heritage of humanity?
9 Jun 2015 | FEATURES |
Science fiction has become a reality.
Walking the walk of peace with Jean Vanier
19 Mar 2015 | FEATURES |
A personal tribute to the founder of the L'Arche communities.
My heart belongs to daddy
20 Feb 2015 | FEATURES |
The ethical complications of a website which matches up cash-strapped co-eds with millionaires.
Protecting doctors’ freedom of conscience
29 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |
Some practical steps would protect rights and prevent "ethical cleansing".
The complexities of consent to sexual intimacy
11 Dec 2014 | FEATURES |
In Canada and the US high profile media stars have been pilloried over allegations of sexual assault.
Putting child-bearing on ice
20 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |
The "ethical yuck factor" is a sound instinct.
Rejecting euthanasia, respecting the human spirit
30 Oct 2014 | CAREFUL! |
You don't need to be religious to respect the mystery at the heart of life.
There’s no “mushy middle” on euthanasia
2 Oct 2014 | CAREFUL! |
The Canadian Medical Association is not being honest about its change of policy.
Unpacking the labels in the abortion debate
26 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |
Like North Korea and China, Canada has no abortion law. What is to be done?
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