Friday, November 30, 2012

On November 30

On this day in ...
... 1993, in Ottawa, the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies released a 1,300-page final report, Proceed with Care, the name of which, Proceed with Care signaled the caution with which it perceived its subject. The commission made hundreds of recommendations, for controlling sales of human eggs, for licensing of in vitro fertilization clinics, and for establishing a Canadian regulatory body. That agency, Assisted Human Reproduction Canada, would begin operation in 2004, but is now in a winding-down process, in the wake of a 2010 Canadian Supreme Court decision limiting governmental regulation in this area.

(Prior November 30 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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