Françoise Baylis
Dalhousie University
In Canada, the use of reproductive technologies is largely governed by the Assisted Human Reproduction Act . One of the founding principles of the AHR Act is that “trade in the reproductive capabilities of women and men, and the exploitation of children, women and men for commercial ends raise health and ethical concerns that justify their prohibition” ). This principle is instantiated in several sections of the AHR Act, including s. 7, which prohibits the purchase of gametes. It follows that, in Canada, the legal supply of human eggs is limited to eggs from donors.1Donors, by definition, are women who do not receive payment for their eggs. Typically, known ..
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