Parenthood by Proxy
Hirsh, Bernard D.
JAMA. 1983 Apr 22/29; 249(16): 2251-2252.
A former general counsel to the AMA discusses the possible legal complications arising from surrogate mother contracts. Parties to such arrangements may be unable to sue for violations of the agreement because such contracts are considered contrary to public policy, consequently illegal and therefore unenforceable. Physicians and attorneys who are involved in such arrangements are cautioned as to their legal liability. Physicians performing artificial insemination in any context are reminded of their ethical and legal responsibilities in donor selection and in obtaining informed consent from the recipient and her husband. (KIE abstract)
Adoption; Artificial Insemination; Children; Congenital Disorders; Contracts; Consent; Donor Selection; Donors; Genetic Screening; Informed Consent; Legal Aspects; Legal Liability; Legal Rights; Liability; Moral Obligations; Mothers; Physicians; Proxy; Public Policy; Remuneration; Rights; Responsibilities; Surrogate Mothers;
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