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An issue that is not going away: recent developments in surrogacy in South Australia


Thompson, M and Plater, D, An issue that is not going away: recent developments in surrogacy in South Australia, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 16, (4) pp. 477-481. ISSN 1176-7529 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11673-019-09952-y


The human desire to be a parent is fundamental to society and surrogacy offers the opportunity of parenthood to those unable to bear a child. But surrogacy is also fraught with legal, religious, ethical, practical and regulatory challenges (Triggs 2015, xi).

This observation by Professor Gillian Triggs aptly highlights the morally and legally vexed area of surrogacy. The practice of surrogacy (and the tensions that it gives rise to) are not new. Surrogacy (and the tensions it gives rise to) has challenged the South Australian Parliament (and others) for decades. This overview of the review process in South Australia highlights the complexities that arise in this area and the challenges around developing a balanced legal framework around surrogacy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:surrogacy, law reform, parentage
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Family law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Families and family services
UTAS Author:Plater, D (Dr David Plater)
ID Code:139550
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2020-06-22
Last Modified:2020-08-10

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