David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 17 (1):110-121 (2012)
This article critically examines the argument advanced by Casey Humbyrd in support of international commercial surrogate mothering. It finds her arguments unconvincing especially at the point of implementation. This is because the author was unable to demonstrate how regulation and her notion of fair compensation would not lead to undue inducement and exploitation in resource-poor settings where urgent needs often exist. In fact, the argument advanced in this article is that commercial surrogate mothering cannot but be exploitative in so far as urgent and compelling needs exist. To logically drive home this point, the elements of exploitation were discussed in order to show that regulation and fair compensation cannot prevent exploitative transaction in commercial surrogate mothering arrangements. This may happen in the same way as regulation and compensation framework have not been successful in preventing the allegations of exploitation in the research context especially where studies are conducted in resource-poor countries
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Hugh V. McLachlan & J. K. Swales (2001). Exploitation and Commercial Surrogate Motherhood. Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 7 (1):8--14.
Casey Humbyrd (2009). Fair Trade International Surrogacy. Developing World Bioethics 9 (3):111-118.
Laura M. Purdy (1989). Surrogate Mothering:Exploitation or Empowerment? Bioethics 3 (1):18–34.
Stephen Wilkinson (2003). The Exploitation Argument Against Commercial Surrogacy. Bioethics 17 (2):169–187.
Jason K. M. Hanna (2010). Revisiting Child-Based Objections to Commercial Surrogacy. Bioethics 24 (7):341-347.
Elizabeth S. Anderson (2000). Why Commercial Surrogate Motherhood Unethically Commodifies Women and Children: Reply to McLachlan and Swales. [REVIEW] Health Care Analysis 8 (1):19-26.
Lenore Kuo (1989). The Morality of Surrogate Mothering. Southern Journal of Philosophy 27 (3):361-380.
Vida Panitch (2013). Surrogate Tourism and Reproductive Rights. Hypatia 28 (2):274-289.
Yukari Semba, Chiungfang Chang, Hyunsoo Hong, Minori Kokado, Kaori Muto & Ayako Kamisato (2009). Surrogacy: Donor Conception Regulation in Japan. Bioethics 24 (7):348-357.
Rebecca Aanerud (2007). The Legacy of White Supremacy and the Challenge of White Antiracist Mothering. Hypatia 22 (2):20-38.
Jennifer Damelio & Kelly Sorensen (2008). Enhancing Autonomy in Paid Surrogacy. Bioethics 22 (5):269–277.
Liezl Van Zyl & Ruth Walker (2013). Beyond Altruistic and Commercial Contract Motherhood: The Professional Model. Bioethics 27 (7):373-381.
Shelley Park (2006). Adoptive Maternal Bodies: A Queer Paradigm for Rethinking Mothering? Hypatia 21 (1):201-226.
H. V. McLachlan (1997). Defending Commercial Surrogate Motherhood Against Van Niekerk and Van Zyl. Journal of Medical Ethics 23 (6):344-348.
Elie Spitz (1996). "Through Her I Too Shall Bear a Child": Birth Surrogates in Jewish Law. Journal of Religious Ethics 24 (1):65 - 97.
Added to index2012-09-19
Total downloads8 ( #162,852 of 1,096,547 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #97,241 of 1,096,547 )
How can I increase my downloads?