David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Bioethics 22 (5):269–277 (2008)
The gestational surrogate – and her economic and educational vulnerability in particular – is the focus of many of the most persistent worries about paid surrogacy. Those who employ her, and those who broker and organize her services, usually have an advantage over her in resources and information. That asymmetry exposes her to the possibility of exploitation and abuse. Accordingly, some argue for banning paid surrogacy. Others defend legal permission on grounds of surrogate autonomy, but often retain concerns about the surrogate. In response to the dilemma of a ban versus bald permission, we propose a 'soft law' approach: states should require several hours of education of surrogates – education aimed at informing and enhancing surrogate autonomy.
|Keywords||surrogate motherhood contract pregnancy surrogacy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Susan Dodds & Karen Jones (1989). Surrogacy and Autonomy. Bioethics 3 (1):1–17.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel (2005). Undue Inducement: Nonsense on Stilts? American Journal of Bioethics 5 (5):9-13.
Justin Oakley (1992). Altruistic Surrogacy and Informed Consent. Bioethics 6 (4):269–287.
Citations of this work BETA
Ben Fraser (2013). The Reluctant Mercenary: Vulnerability and the 'Whores of War'. Journal of Military Ethics 12 (3):235-251.
Jyotsna Agnihotri Gupta (2012). Reproductive Biocrossings: Indian Egg Donors and Surrogates in the Globalized Fertility Market. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 5 (1):25-51.
Jason Hanna (2012). Paternalism and the Ill-Informed Agent. Journal of Ethics 16 (4):421-439.
Louise Anna Helena Ramskold & Marcus Paul Posner (2013). Commercial Surrogacy: How Provisions of Monetary Remuneration and Powers of International Law Can Prevent Exploitation of Gestational Surrogates. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (6):397-402.
Similar books and articles
Henrik Kjeldgaard Jorgensen (2000). Paternalism, Surrogacy, and Exploitation. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 10 (1):39--58.
Henrik Kjeldgaard Jørgensen (2000). Paternalism, Surrogacy, and Exploitation. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 10 (1):39-58.
Rosalie Ber (2000). Ethical Issues in Gestational Surrogacy. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 21 (2):153-169.
Kelly Oliver (1989). Marxism and Surrogacy. Hypatia 4 (3):95 - 115.
Jason K. M. Hanna (2010). Revisiting Child-Based Objections to Commercial Surrogacy. Bioethics 24 (7):341-347.
Elie Spitz (1996). "Through Her I Too Shall Bear a Child": Birth Surrogates in Jewish Law. Journal of Religious Ethics 24 (1):65 - 97.
Kathryn MacKay (2009). An Examination of Exploitation in International Gestational Surrogacy Contracts. Dissertation, McGill University
Casey Humbyrd (2009). Fair Trade International Surrogacy. Developing World Bioethics 9 (3):111-118.
Stephen Wilkinson (2003). The Exploitation Argument Against Commercial Surrogacy. Bioethics 17 (2):169–187.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads42 ( #38,407 of 1,096,680 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #105,642 of 1,096,680 )
How can I increase my downloads?