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An issue that is not going away: recent developments in surrogacy in South Australia

Thompson, M and Plater, D 2019 , 'An issue that is not going away: recent developments in surrogacy in South Australia' , Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, vol. 16, no. 4 , pp. 477-481 , doi: 10.1007/s11673-019-09952-y.

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The human desire to be a parent is fundamental tosociety and surrogacy offers the opportunity ofparenthood to those unable to bear a child. Butsurrogacy is also fraught with legal, religious,ethical, practical and regulatory challenges(Triggs 2015, xi).This observation by Professor Gillian Triggs aptlyhighlights the morally and legally vexed area of surrogacy.The practice of surrogacy (and the tensions that itgives rise to) are not new. Surrogacy (and the tensions itgives rise to) has challenged the South Australian Parliament(and others) for decades. This overview of thereview process in South Australia highlights the complexitiesthat arise in this area and the challenges arounddeveloping a balanced legal framework aroundsurrogacy.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Thompson, M and Plater, D
Keywords: surrogacy, law reform, parentage
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
ISSN: 1176-7529
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s11673-019-09952-y
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Copyright 2019 Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Pty Ltd.

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