The Law of Assisted Reproduction

By Seamus Burns

This book analyzes the UK's Human Fertilization and Embryology Act 2008 and considers the wide-ranging legal, ethical, medical, moral, and social arguments deployed in argument in Parliament in favor of and opposing controversial amendments to the 1990 Act. The passage of the legislation through Parliament prompted considerable controversy, and generated huge public interest. The book explores in detail the provisions of the 2008 Act, focusing on a number of key areas including: the removal of the need for a father provision * creation of savior siblings * permitting the creation of human admixed embryos (embryos containing both human and animal material) * abortion law reform * analysis/consideration of the potential impact of the 2008 Act for the newly regulated areas of science.

642 pages

Publication Date: 7/23/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781847666956