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At the end of December, the Canadian High Court ruled sections of the nation’s fertility law, the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, unconstitutional and tossed regulation back to the provinces, a move that practically guarantees a patchwork quilt of regulation and ongoing travel for purposes of reproduction. A climate some, such as the Ottawa Citizen describe thusly:
Advances in artificial procreation have outpaced Canada’s fertility laws. The result? A field of medicine that has been compared to the “Wild West,” where there are virtually no rules governing what’s legally or morally acceptable.
So went the report from the Baby Love Child Website. But are couples turning to the medical profession to help them conceive really entering into a Wild West world.
The following interview with renowned medical expert Jeff Knott in which we touch upon the case of Dr. Bernard Norman Barwin who is being sued for inseminating not one but two Ottawa women with the wrong sperm would seem to support the buyer beware sentiments of the public.
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