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Privacy and the Regulation of the New Reproductive Technologies: A Decision-Making Approach
Family Law Quarterly
  • Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, University of New Mexico - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1989
Abstract
This article maps out the territory that must be explored in this very complex area and analyzes the implications of governmental regulation of the new reproductive technology. It suggests that the central issue for analysis is the extent to which authority to make decisions concerning reproductive potential should be allocated to individuals rather than to the government. The article describes approaches to allocating decision-making authority with respect to procreative issues. The first is a rights-based approach which emphasizes individual autonomy; this approach will not permit governmental regulation which interferes with personal autonomy in decision making, at least without good reason. The second approach accepts regulation which impinges on individual decision making for the public good.
Keywords
  • Reproductive Technologies
Citation Information
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez. "Privacy and the Regulation of the New Reproductive Technologies: A Decision-Making Approach" Family Law Quarterly Vol. 22 (1989) p. 173
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/antoinette-sedillolopez/13/