Social values and medical expertise no longer compatible with childbearing

Anna Smajdor, an ethicist in the United Kingdom, is defending the proposition that artificial wombs should be developed so that women no longer have to bear children.  The most recent article continues a discussion begun in 2007, when she asserted that only by this means is it possible to remedy “the natural or physical injustices involved in the unequal gender roles of reproduction” and the alleged “social injustices that arise from them.” [LifeSite News]

Smajdor A. The Moral Imperative for Ectogenesis. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (2007), 16, 336–345; In Defense of Ectogenesis. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (2012) 21 , pp 90-103

 

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