Sperm, clinics, and parenthood

Brandt, Reuven (2016) Sperm, clinics, and parenthood. Bioethics, 30 (8). pp. 618-627. ISSN 0269-9702

Full text not available from this repository.


In this article I examine a recent approach to regulating assisted reproduction, whereby use of some kind of medical intervention ‘triggers’ laws governing legal parenthood that are more favourable to intending parents and sperm providers. I argue that although perhaps an improvement on the previous legal framework, these laws are problematic for three important reasons. First, they are prone to violating parental rights and unjustly imposing substantial burdens on individuals. Second, they are discriminatory. Third, even if we take a pragmatic approach to the question of parenthood in these cases, these laws fail to properly consider the welfare interests of children. Finally, I conclude by showing that my argument does not entail adopting a laissez-fair attitude to conception using third-party sperm.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Bioethics
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2719
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 82482
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2016 12:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 03:25
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/82482

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item