Directed embryo donation: free choice or discrimination?

Sheryl de Lacey*, Wendy Rogers, Bernadette Richards

*Corresponding author for this work

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The issue of whether to allow or prohibit the directed anonymous donation of human embryos for reproductive use has been publicly contentious. The claims that directed donation are a donor's autonomous right contrast with claims that the practice is discriminatory. Recent legislation and legal recommendation on the issue has been inconsistent or contradictory. This article specifically addresses the question as to whether the directed donation of embryos is the exercise of free choice or an act of discrimination. This question is considered from both ethical and legal viewpoints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-177
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Law and Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010


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