The past few decades have seen an explosion of technologies that make reproduction possible for people — same-sex couples, couples struggling with infertility — that, in the past, would have gone childless. But have developments like IVF, which allows for surrogacy and embryo selection, created ethical dilemmas that our current laws are unable to deal with?
Authors Tom Ekman and Mary Ann Mason say yes, and in their new book, “Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child”, they argue that it’s time to update laws to curtail some of the potentially devastating impacts on the children created by these technologies.
Washington Post: “On the 100th day, the president had fun. He zipped up to the nearest Rust Belt state full of the forgotten men and women who put him into office. He bashed the bad guys of the media and Hollywood and the swamp he’d just left behind. He promised jobs and greatness.