Wednesday, October 24, 2007

George Washington Law Review Symposium: Conflicting Interests in Reproductive Autonomy


Friday, November 2, 2007

George Washington University Law School
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Lerner Hall
2000 H Street, N.W. | Washington, DC

The registration deadline is Monday, October 29. Registered guests will be invited to join us for breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception.

The 2007 George Washington Law Review Symposium focuses on the legal and moral issues arising out of the regulation of new reproductive technologies. The proliferation of technologies such as in vitro fertilization, stem cell research, and genetic enhancement tests the boundaries between the societal benefits of and autonomy interests in accessing these technologies and the state’s right to regulate, even prohibit, them. These boundaries are unclear, especially in light of the Supreme Court’s increasing deference to the state’s interest in protecting potential life as clarified in the recent decision of Gonzales v. Carhart.The four panels of the Symposium will bring together leading legal scholars in reproductive rights and constitutional law, sociological researchers, and representatives of the medical community, think tanks, and the President’s Council on Bioethics to discuss these issues.


The Personal Right: Privacy, Property, or Child?

The State's Interest: The Implications of Gonzales v. Carhart and Other Recent Cases

Issues of Access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Dialogue: A Method for Reconciling Conflicting Views in Reproductive Technology

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