Commoditising Childbirth – Maternal surrogacy and the ethics of assisted conception

The term “surrogacy” is derived from the Latin word “subrogare”, which means to substitute. Encyclopaedia Britannica defines surrogacy as an arrangement in which a woman bears a child for a couple unable to produce children in the usual way.[1] Surrogacy is indicated when pregnancy is medically impossible,[2] too risky or when an individual or couple, for whatever reason, decide to have […]

In Defence of Healthcare – Medical ethics and the question of a duty of care

PS:It falls to the editor of a to assume responsibility not just for the determined editorial slant of a magazine, journal or newspaper, but also to attempt on behalf of its readers, to draw together the various strands of discussion and argument (hopefully) in one coherent narrative or postscript at the end – a difficult […]