Reproductive technology: the legal and ethical issues

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Guests: Kimberly Mutcherson, Judith Daar

Advances in reproductive medicine have allowed millions of people to have children who otherwise could not. There are effective fertility drugs, in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, surrogacy, embryo and egg freezing, and uterus transplants. But all these options can also raise serious legal and ethical questions around reproduction and parenthood. This hour we’ll explore the complicated business of making babies using assisted reproductive technologies. And look at concerns around the commodification and exploitation around surrogacy? Our guests KIMBERLY MUTCHERSON, Vice Dean and professor of law at Rutgers Law School at Camden, and JUDITH DAAR, professor of at Whittier Law School.

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