The painful quest of fertility junkies
Miriam Zoll and Pamela Tsigdinos | 12 September 2013 |
A US$4 billion industry is selling its products to desperate and vulnerable women.
Gotten, not begotten
Margaret Somerville | 08 August 2013 |
tags: commercialism, IVF, surrogacy
The logical slippery slope to human embryo factories begins with surrogacy and gamete sales.
The painful pursuit of high-tech babies
Miriam Zoll | 22 July 2013 |
tags: IVF, motherhood, technology
Many women are deferring childbearing until they have the perfect partner and an established career. It's a big mistake.
The other controversial legacy
Michael Cook | 16 April 2013 |
tags: bioethics, IVF, Nobel Prize, Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards, the inventor of IVF, died two days after Margaret Thatcher. History may show that his impact was even greater than hers.
The right to know those who gave us life
Margaret Somerville | 10 July 2012 |
tags: children's rights, IVF, same-sex parenting
Children’s rights are in danger of being overlooked in the increasingly bizarre permutations of reproductive technology.
Better than IVF
Anthony J. Caruso | 12 May 2012 |
Infertility is a complex problem. But one thing is certain: don't make children a postscript to a career.
An IVF doctor has a change of heart
Anthony J. Caruso | 19 April 2012 |
In 2010 an eminent Chicago IVF doctor left his practice of creating babies in Petri dishes. This is his story.
Misconceptions about a new vein of comedy
Damian Adams | 21 November 2011 |
tags: IVF, sperm donation
Not knowing your biological father is hardly a fit topic for Hollywood slapstick.
Are babies prizes or gifts?
Margaret Somerville | 18 October 2011 |
tags: commercialism, IVF, slavery
A Canadian radio station created world-wide controversy recently when it ran a "win a baby" competition.
The true cost of egg donation
Mary Rice Hasson | 26 January 2011 |
tags: egg donors, exploitation, IVF, women
A pretence of altruism cloaks the mercenary and exploitative reality of this aspect of IVF.
Abortion of twins exposes twisted logic
Bill Muehlenberg | 11 January 2011 |
tags: abortion, IVF, philosophy, sex selection
Reaction to a couple's decision to abort twin boys because they wanted a girl has provoked some surprising comment
Nobel award: misconceived
Carolyn Moynihan | 08 October 2010 |
tags: infertility, IVF, Nobel Prize, Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards' IVF technique devalued the human embryo and contributed to infertility.
Orphaned at conception
Michael Cook | 01 June 2010 |
tags: children, IVF, sperm donation
Is it high-tech child abuse to rob children of their biological heritage?
Ethics of paying for test-tube babies
Margaret Somerville | 16 September 2009 |
tags: fertility, human rights, IVF
If society pays the costs for creating test-tube babies, we also have to accept the ethical responsibility.
Messing with Mother Nature
Barbara Kay | 20 July 2009 |
The human species is changing but we're stuck on polar bears