Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Naomi Cahn on the Regulation of Reproductive Technology and Incest

Naomi Cahn (George Washington University Law School) has posted Accidental Incest: Drawing the Line - Or the Curtain? - For Reproductive Technology on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Cahn This article calls for setting limits on the number of offspring born from any one individual's gametes, and for continuing to sanction incest, even when it comes to adult, inter-sibling consensual behaviour. The article examines the issues of inadvertent consanguinity raised by third-party gamete use through a feminist lens on both incest and reproductive technology. The central questions concern regulation of reproductive technology, such as whether legal restrictions on the fertility market might diminish the possibilities of accidental incest, as well as whether criminal and civil sanctions of intrafamilial sexual behavior should apply to relationships created through reproductive technology; these, in turn, require examinations of the fertility business itself as well as broader justifications for incest prohibitions.

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Hi i'm a law student in kenya.east africa..i share your point of view.i'm currently doing a research paper in the regulation of reproductive technology and i'd appreciate some tips,advice basically any help on the issue.

Posted by: Ken kagwi | Oct 13, 2008 1:49:04 AM

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