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27. Report of the Task Force on Human Life - Report on Artificial Insemination - Donor

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Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
MacKenzie
Seconder
Asbil
Prologue
Archbishop Scott expressed deep appreciation to the members of the Task Force, recognizing the contribution made by Mrs. Phyllis Creighton and the Rev. Canon Paul Chidwick.
Mrs. Creighton spoke to the report on Artificial Insemination - Donor, and invited discussion and questions from the floor.
Text
That the National Executive Council receive the Report (A.I.D.) and give approval to its circulation for information and discussion. CARRIED
Subjects
Artificial insemination, Human - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Reproductive technology - Canada
Reproductive technology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Creighton, Phyllis (Phyllis Joyce Manning)
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Acts of the General Synod 1989

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Date
1989 October 25-27
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 32-10-89
Date
1989 October 25-27
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 32-10-89
Mover
Ven. R.T. Pynn
Seconder
Ven. D.J. Woeller
Prologue
The Officers of the General Synod, prior to this meeting, had reviewed the Acts directed to the National Executive Council. Suggestions as to appropriate action are shown on Document #027-02-89-10.
The Acts were discussed by the National Executive Council, as follows:
Act 140 - Program Purpose and Goals for 1989-1995
No action was required.
Act 154 - Relations Between General Synod and Independent Mission Societies
Action to be taken by Partners-In-Mission and Program Committee and to be brought back to a future meeting of the National Executive Council
Act 37 - Confidentiality
Action to be taken by the House of Bishops and the Doctrine and Worship Committee. This will be discussed at the December 1989 meeting of Chancellors and Metropolitans
Act 38 - Compensation Policies and Practices
The Stipend Committee will be asked to gather responses, for placing before the National Executive Council
Act 88 - Funding Theological Education
Action to be taken by the Program, Ministry, and Stewardship and Financial Development Committees; then to be brought back to the National Executive Council
See also motion #47-10-89 (page 37).
Act 158 - Multiculturalism
See motion #46-10-89 (on page 37).
Act 97 - The Book of Alternative Services
See motion #37-10-89 (page 31).
Act 156 - Planning the Development of a New Hymn Book
The Doctrine and Worship Committee will be requested to regularly include, in its report to the National Executive Council, information on how it is dealing with this resolution
Act 112 - Surrogate Parenting
It was agreed that this resolution should be conveyed to the federal government now; and reiterated when it becomes a public issue
Act 139 - Anglican Journal Review
See Report #030-01-89-10 to the National Executive Council.
Text
That this National Executive Council approve the referrals proposed by the Officers and the action, as discussed at this meeting, regarding the disposition of the acts of the General Synod referred to this Council. CARRIED #32-10-89
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (32nd : 1989 : St. John's, Nfld.) - Resolutions
Missions - Anglican Church of Canada
Missions - Societies, etc. - Canada
Independent mission agencies
Confidential communications - Clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Confession - Anglican Church of Canada
Theological colleges - Canada
Theological education - Anglican Church of Canada
Hymnbooks - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Book of Common Praise. 1998
Surrogate motherhood - Canada
Surrogate motherhood - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Reproductive technology - Canada
Reproductive technology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Journal / Journal Anglican
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Artificial Insemination by Donor

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Date
1977 August
Source
General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Act 56
Date
1977 August
Source
General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Act 56
Mover
Dr. Betty C. Graham
Seconder
The Rev. Canon E.R. Fairweather
Prologue
The Prolocutor took the Chair while the Primate introduced Mrs. Phyllis Creighton, author of the Report. Mrs. Creighton urged careful examination both of the Report and of the continuing genetic and bio-chemical research and experimentation.
Text
That this General Synod receives the Report "Artificial Insemination by Donor, a Study of Ethics, Medicine, and Law in our Technological Society" and commends it for study in the Church and the community.
The Motion was then put and CARRIED Act 56
Notes
Mrs. Creighton responded to questions and observations from members of the Synod.
Subjects
Artificial insemination, Human - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Reproductive technology - Canada
Reproductive technology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Creighton, Phyllis (Phyllis Joyce Manning)
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Frozen Human Embryos

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 75
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 75
Mover
Mrs. C. Boodram
Seconder
Miss J. Pearce
Text
That the Doctrine and Worship Committee be requested to prepare a position paper, for approval by the National Executive Council (with the results to be shared with the whole Church) on the disposition of frozen human embryos. CARRIED Act 75
Subjects
Frozen human embryos - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Medical ethics - Canada
Medical ethics - Anglican Church of Canada
Reproductive technology - Canada
Reproductive technology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Groups gear up for genetics bill

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article26422
Author
Fieguth, Debra, 1953-2016
Journal
Faith Today
Date
1999 September - October
Author
Fieguth, Debra, 1953-2016
Journal
Faith Today
Date
1999 September - October
Volume
17
Issue
5
Page
38-40
Notes
Christian groups are preparing to contribute to the debate as Health Minister Allan Rock plans to introduce a bill to regulate and control the myriad options available through the advancement of science.
Subjects
Genetic engineering - Moral and ethical aspects
Reproductive technology - Canada
Bioethics
Biotechnology
Beresford, Eric B. (Eric Brian), 1957-
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Media kit : Surrogate Motherhood : Report of the Anglican Church's Task Force : May 2, 1989

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog4244
Publication Date
1989
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
HQ 759.5 A5M4 1989
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Anglican Church of Canada
Publication Date
1989
Physical_Description
[2], 76 p.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Cover title.
Contents: 1. Press release entitled "Practice of surrogate motherhood unacceptable, Anglican group says; Calls for legal changes to prevent spread of surrogacy in Canada" dated 2 May 1989 -- 2. Surrogacy : The Report of an Anglican Task Force on "Surrogate Motherhood" / John Baycroft, Chair.
Report later published by the Anglican Book Centre under title: "Whose child is this? : ethical, legal, and theological dangers of `surrogate motherhood'". Separately catalogued in OTCH.
Added Entry
Baycroft, John A. (John Arthur), 1933-
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod
Anglican Church of Canada. Task Force on Surrogate Motherhood
Whose Child is This ?
Subjects
Surrogate motherhood
Surrogate motherhood - Canada
Surrogate motherhood - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Doctrines
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Reproductive technology - Canada
Reproductive technology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Call Number
HQ 759.5 A5M4 1989
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Medicine, ethics and law : Canadian and Polish perspectives

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Publication Date
1991
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
R 724 M42 1991
Place
Montreal QC
Publisher
Center for Bioethics, Clinical Research Institute of Montreal
Publication Date
1991
Physical_Description
xvi, 383 p. ; 21 x 13.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"Edited by David J. Roy, Jean-Louis Beaudoin, Marek Safjan, Tomaz Dybowski".
Includes abstracts in Polish.
Includes bibliographical references but NO index..
"This volume presents a multidisciplinary Canadian and Polish discussion of some of the central ethical and legal issues in medicine and science that have preoccupied people throughout the world for over twenty years. Collaboration between several Canadian and Polish lawyers, ethicists, and doctors during meetings in Montreal and Warsaw in the mid-1980s led to the idea of exploring similarities and differences in Canadian and Polish thinking on these issues. The introduction, preface, and thirty papers in this volume represent both convergent and widely different points of views. This book mirrors two societies at quite different stages of moral transition in a pluralist, post-modern world". -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction / David J. Roy [and] Jean-Louis Baudoin -- Preface /Witold Czachorski -- I: General Perspectives: Frameworks and Foundations -- II: Legal Perspectives -- III: Assisted Reproduction -- IV: Prenatal Diagnosis -- V: Abortion and Contraception -- VI: The Professional-Patient Relationship -- VII: Status of the Fetus -- VIII: Prolongation of Life -- IX: Research With Human Subjects -- X: Mental Health.
Contents of part I: Disturbing Disciplinary Boundaries: Health Economics and Ethics / Pranial Manga -- Ethics in Medicine and Science / David J. Roy -- The Basic Problems in Medical Ethics and Bioethics in Poland / Jozef Bogusz -- The Foundations of Medical Ethics and Biothics in Poland:: A Medical Ethicist's Perspective / Tadeusz Brzezinski -- The Foundations of Medical Ethics and Bioethics in Poland: The Catholic Perspective / Helmut Juros.
Contents of part II: Medicine, Biomedical Innovation and the Law in Canada / Jean-Louis Baudoin -- Discussion on Problems in Law and Medicine in Poland in Recent Years / Dorota Safjan -- Scientific Progress in Modern Medicine and Law / Marek Safjan,
Contents of part III: The Reproductive Technologies: Legal Aspects / Bartha M. Knoppers -- Ethical Issues of Modern Reproductive Technology / Christine Overall -- Artificial Insemination and In Vitro Fertilization / Zbiegniew Radwanski.
Contents of part IV: Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Malformations / M.J.J. Vekemans -- The Psychological Aspects of Prenatal Diagnosis / Dorota Kornas-Biela.
Contents of part V: Legal Aspects of Abortion in Canada / Martha Shaffer -- Abortion and the Moral Status of the Fetus / L. Wayne Sumner -- The Legal Aspects of Abortion / Andrzej Stelmachowski -- Birth Control from the Point of View of Catholic Ethics / Jacek Salij.
Contents of part VI: Consent to Medical Treatment in Canadian Law / Bernard M. Dickens -- The Relationship Between Patients, Physicians, and Nurses / Gerald E. Sabourin and David J. Roy -- Patient Autonomy and Medical Intervention / Zbiegniew Banaszczyk -- The Doctor-Patient Relationship / Zofia Kuratowska.
Contents of part VII: Fetal Status: Some New Challenges and Directions / Edward W. Keyserlingk -- The Legal Status of the Conceived Child / Tomasz Dybowski.
Contents of part VIII: Passive Euthanasia and Palliative Care: Deciding About Difference / Abbyann Lynch -- Euthanasia / Tadeusz Kielanowski -- Ethical Issues in Renal Transplantation / John R. Williams and John B. Dossetor.
Contents of part IX: Revision of the Medical Research Council of Canada Guidelines / Francis S. Rolleston -- Ethical Problems of Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects / Stanislaw Kozlowski.
Contents of part X: Dilemmas in Psychiatry / Harry Grantham -- The Concept of Man in Polish Legislation Concerning Alcoholics, Drug Addicts, and the Mentally Ill / Adam Strzembosz.
OTCH Note: Errata slip pasted on to inside back cover.
Added Entry
Roy, David J., 1937-
Baudouin, Jean-Louis
Dybowski, Tomasz
Safjan, Marek
Clinical Research Institute of Montreal. Center for Bioethics
Banaszcczyk, Zbiegniew
Bogusz, Jozef
Dickens, Bernard M.
Dossetor, John B. (John Beamish), 1925-
Grantham, Harry
Juros, Helmut
Keyserlingk, Edward W.
Kielanowski, Tadeusz
Knoppers, Bartha Maria
Kozlowski, Stanislaw
Kornas-Biela, Dorota
Kuratowska, Zofia
Lynch, Abbeyann
Manga, Pranial
Overall, Christine
Radnwanski, Zbiegniew
Rolleston, Francis S.
Sabourin, Gerald E.
Safjan, Dorota
Salij, Jacek
Shaffer, Martha
Stelmachowski, Andrzej
Strzembosz, Adam
Sumner, L. Wayne
Vekemans, M.J.J.
Williams, John R. (John Reynolds), 1942-
Subjects
Medical ethics - Canada
Medical ethics - Poland
Medical laws and legislation - Canada
Medical laws and legislation - Poland
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
Reproductive technology - Canada
Reproductive technology - Moral and ethical aspects
Artificial insemination, Human - Moral and ethical aspects
Fertilization in vitro, Human - Poland
Prenatal diagnosis
Abortion - Law and legislation - Canada
Abortion - Law and legislation - Poland
Abortion - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
Physician and patient
Fetus - Legal status, laws, etc.
Euthanasia - Canada
Euthanasia - Poland
Donation of organs, tissues, etc. - Moral and ethical aspects
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. - Moral and ethical aspects
Medicine - Research - Moral and ethical aspects
ISBN
2-9802538-0-4
Call Number
R 724 M42 1991
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Misuse of Human Embryos "Morally Repugnant," Church Report Says

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Date
1993 November 2
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1993 November 2
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
November 2, 1993 -- Canada urgently needs to address the ethics of reproductive technologies and related experimentation, a new report from the Anglican Church of Canada recommends. The report urges the creation of a regulatory agency to oversee practice and experimentation related to assisted reproductive technologies. It also says there should be a registry of all Canadian in-vitro fertilization clinics.
The "Report on the Disposition of Frozen Embryos" addresses the ethics and implications of scientific research on "excess embryos" now routinely produced in the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process. Embryos created in the laboratory by mixing eggs and sperm can be frozen and then implanted in the womb at a later date.
The Anglican Church's National Executive Council is expected to discuss the Report on November 5 [1993]. Meanwhile, the Anglican Church and others await the report of the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies to be presented to the Privy Council on November 15, after 4 years of study.
Last week's news story about a human embryo cloning experiment makes the discussion of these reports particularly timely. A current issue of "Science" magazine includes a description of the experiment, conducted by Dr. Jerry Hall of George Washington University Medical Center, in which single human embryos (obtained in the course of IVF procedures) were split into duplicate embryos with identical sets of genes.
The experiment raises the spectre of couples deciding to have a "twin" after they've determined the nature of the first child, or for organ or tissue transplants needed by the first child. In an interview with CBC Radio, Dr. Hall said he felt it was necessary to "let the guidelines and ethics catch up a little bit" with what is already possible in the laboratory.
The Anglican Church report was prepared for the church's doctrine and worship committee by Phyllis Creighton, a historian who has participated in Anglican ethics task forces for more than 20 years. In the report, she warns against treating embryos as objects for others' benefit: "To create an embryo solely for adult consumption is to deny it the intrinsic value due a human life and accord it only the instrumental value befitting things", an approach she calls "morally repugnant".
Creighton takes issue with Bernard Dickens, a well-known ethicist at the University of Toronto's Centre for Bioethics, who states the view that "planned wastage" of embryos through experimentation raises no legal questions, if the gamete donors consent, and is ethically acceptable if the purpose of the experimentation is for "the perceived benefit and health of others".
The report calls for legislative bars to the commercialization of gametes and embryos and any experimentation that makes human life a means to an end.
The report does not shut the door absolutely on using embryos (created in IVF) for the study or diagnosis of a severe disease, if a case can be made in the name of compassion. But such research also "raises a host of broader concerns, especially for the church as a community dedicated to justice and compassion."
"Will funding for research, treatment, or support for the living who suffer such diseases dwindle, and society become even less tolerant of them ?" the report asks. "Will women be obliged to undergo genetic analysis ... ?"
Although the question of what to do with frozen embryos implies the church's acceptance of IVF in principle, the report challenges the use of IVF as a way of dealing with infertility. Creighton cites critics like Varda Burstyn who points out that IVF is not successful by basic medical or scientific standards. There is no standardized system of measurement by which to assess IVF programs, but because of the glowing personal accounts publicized by the media, "most couples seeking IVF have unrealistic hopes doomed to bitter disappointment." Studies cited in the report suggest that, despite the enormous costs associated with IVF, success rates are extremely low and there is a high incidence of health problems among children born through IVF.
The report recommends that a register of all IVF clinics in Canada be established in order to gather consistent data about clinical practices and results. In addition, the report recommends the creation of a regulatory agency, with a lay and professional board and access to IVF registry information to monitor IVF practice and related experimentation.
"Created free, in the divine image, we have been given special responsibility for the created order. Intervention in nature is part of our very human nature," the report says. But it warns, "Assuming ultimate power to reshape the roots of our being is arrogance, not wisdom, for humankind .... We need moral imagination, and soberness that begins in awe."
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For further information, contact: Doug Tindal, Director of Communications, 416-924-9199 ext. 286 [or] Phyllis Creighton, 416-481-7647
Subjects
Bioethics - Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Reproductive technology - Canada
Reproductive technology - Moral and ethical aspects
Reproductive technology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Human embryo - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Human reproductive technology - Law and legislation - Canada
Human reproductive technology - Moral and ethical aspects
Fertilization in vitro, Human - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Fertilization in vitro, Human - Religious aspects - Canada
Medical ethics - Canada
Canada. Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies
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New reproductive technologies : ethical aspects

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8361
Publication Date
c1993
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
RG 133.5 N53 1993
Place
Ottawa ON
Publisher
Minister of Supply and Services Canada
Publication Date
c1993
Physical_Description
xiv, 408 [+1] p. ; 24.7 x 16.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"Volume 1 of the Research Studies".
Issued also in French under title: Les nouvelles techniques de reproduction : questions d'ordre ethique
Includes bibliographic references.
Cat. No. Z1-1989/3-4-41-14E.
"Given the range and complexity of issues on which the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies was asked to make recommendations, it was vital that it find a common way for Commissioners with varying backgrounds and life experiences to approach the technologies -- an ethical framework for decision making was needed. The first paper in this volume of studies presents the ethical framework the Commission adopted: a modified ethic of care and a set of guiding principles that were used as a prism through which to view the technologies. The volume then goes on to explore some of the ethical issues raised by the development and use of new reproductive technologies". -- Intro.
Contents: Preface from the Chairperson / Patricia Baird -- Introduction -- Approaches to the Ethical Issues Raised by the Royal Commission' Mandate / Will Kymlicka -- Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Informed Choice / Francoise Baylis -- Medicalization and the New Reproductive Technologies / Michael Burgess, Arthur Frank and Susan Sherwin -- Prenatal Diagnosis and Society / Dorothy C. Wertz -- Roles for Ethics Committees in Relation to Guidelines for New Reproductive Technologies: A Research Position Paper / John B. Dossetor and Janet L. Storch -- Economic, Ethical and Population Aspects of New Reproductive Technologies in Developing Countries: Implications for Canada -- Contributors -- Mandate -- The Research Volumes -- Commission Organization.
Series
Research studies (Canada. Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies) ; no. 1
Added Entry
Canada. Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies
Baird, Patricia (Patricia Ann), 1939-
Baylis, Francoise, 1961-
Burgess, Michael
Dossetor, John B. (John Beamish), 1925-
Frank, Arthur
Kymlicka, Will
Manga, Pranial
Sherwin, Susan
Storch, Janet L.
Wertz, Dorothy C.
Subjects
Human reproductive technology - Canada - Moral and ethical aspects
Reproductive technology - Canada
Reproductive technology - Moral and ethical aspects
Reproductive technology - Developing countries
Bioethics - Canada
Prenatal diagnosis - Moral and ethical aspects
ISBN
0-662-21375-0
Call Number
RG 133.5 N53 1993
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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New reproductive technologies : ethical aspects

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2248
Publication Date
c1993
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
RG 133.5 N53 1993
Place
Ottawa ON
Publisher
Minister of Supply and Services Canada
Publication Date
c1993
Physical_Description
xiv, 408 [+1] p. ; 24.7 x 16.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"Volume 1 of the Research Studies".
Issued also in French under title: Les nouvelles techniques de reproduction : questions d'ordre ethique
Includes bibliographic references.
Cat. No. Z1-1989/3-4-41-14E.
"Given the range and complexity of issues on which the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies was asked to make recommendations, it was vital that it find a common way for Commissioners with varying backgrounds and life experiences to approach the technologies -- an ethical framework for decision making was needed. The first paper in this volume of studies presents the ethical framework the Commission adopted: a modified ethic of care and a set of guiding principles that were used as a prism through which to view the technologies. The volume then goes on to explore some of the ethical issues raised by the development and use of new reproductive technologies". -- Intro.
Contents: Preface from the Chairperson / Patricia Baird -- Introduction -- Approaches to the Ethical Issues Raised by the Royal Commission' Mandate / Will Kymlicka -- Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Informed Choice / Francoise Baylis -- Medicalization and the New Reproductive Technologies / Michael Burgess, Arthur Frank and Susan Sherwin -- Prenatal Diagnosis and Society / Dorothy C. Wertz -- Roles for Ethics Committees in Relation to Guidelines for New Reproductive Technologies: A Research Position Paper / John B. Dossetor and Janet L. Storch -- Economic, Ethical and Population Aspects of New Reproductive Technologies in Developing Countries: Implications for Canada -- Contributors -- Mandate -- The Research Volumes -- Commission Organization.
Series
Research studies (Canada. Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies) ; no. 1
Added Entry
Canada. Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies
Baird, Patricia (Patricia Ann), 1939-
Baylis, Francoise, 1961-
Burgess, Michael
Dossetor, John B. (John Beamish), 1925-
Frank, Arthur
Kymlicka, Will
Manga, Pranial
Sherwin, Susan
Storch, Janet L.
Wertz, Dorothy C.
Subjects
Human reproductive technology - Canada - Moral and ethical aspects
Reproductive technology - Canada
Reproductive technology - Moral and ethical aspects
Reproductive technology - Developing countries
Bioethics - Canada
Prenatal diagnosis - Moral and ethical aspects
ISBN
0-662-21375-0
Call Number
RG 133.5 N53 1993
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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