Complexifying Commodification, Consumption, ART, and Abortion image

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics , July 2015, Vol. 43, Issue 2
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)


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This commentary on Madeira's paper complicates the relationships between commodification, consumption, abortion, and assisted reproductive technologies she draws in two ways. First, I examine under what conditions the commodification of ARTs, gametes, and surrogacy lead to patients becoming consumers. Second, I show that there are some stark difference between applying commodification critiques to ART versus abortion.

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