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Reproductive tourism as moral pluralism in motion

Reproductive tourism as moral pluralism in motion Reproductive tourism is the travelling by candidate service recipients from one institution, jurisdiction, or country where treatment is not available to another institution, jurisdiction, or country where they can obtain the kind of medically assisted reproduction they desire. The more widespread this phenomenon, the louder the call for international measures to stop these movements. Three possible solutions are discussed: internal moral pluralism, coerced conformity, and international harmonisation. The position is defended that allowing reproductive tourism is a form of tolerance that prevents the frontal clash between the majority who imposes its view and the minority who claim to have a moral right to some medical service. Reproductive tourism is moral pluralism realised by moving across legal borders. As such, this pragmatic solution presupposes legal diversity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Medical Ethics British Medical Journal

Reproductive tourism as moral pluralism in motion

Journal of Medical Ethics , Volume 28 (6) – Dec 1, 2002

Reproductive tourism as moral pluralism in motion

Journal of Medical Ethics , Volume 28 (6) – Dec 1, 2002

Abstract


Reproductive tourism is the travelling by candidate service recipients from one institution, jurisdiction, or country where treatment is not available to another institution, jurisdiction, or country where they can obtain the kind of medically assisted reproduction they desire. The more widespread this phenomenon, the louder the call for international measures to stop these movements.
Three possible solutions are discussed: internal moral pluralism, coerced conformity, and international harmonisation. The position is defended that allowing reproductive tourism is a form of tolerance that prevents the frontal clash between the majority who imposes its view and the minority who claim to have a moral right to some medical service. Reproductive tourism is moral pluralism realised by moving across legal borders. As such, this pragmatic solution presupposes legal diversity.

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
Copyright
Copyright 2002 by the Journal of Medical Ethics
ISSN
0306-6800
eISSN
1473-4257
DOI
10.1136/jme.28.6.337
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Abstract

Reproductive tourism is the travelling by candidate service recipients from one institution, jurisdiction, or country where treatment is not available to another institution, jurisdiction, or country where they can obtain the kind of medically assisted reproduction they desire. The more widespread this phenomenon, the louder the call for international measures to stop these movements. Three possible solutions are discussed: internal moral pluralism, coerced conformity, and international harmonisation. The position is defended that allowing reproductive tourism is a form of tolerance that prevents the frontal clash between the majority who imposes its view and the minority who claim to have a moral right to some medical service. Reproductive tourism is moral pluralism realised by moving across legal borders. As such, this pragmatic solution presupposes legal diversity.

Journal

Journal of Medical EthicsBritish Medical Journal

Published: Dec 1, 2002

Keywords: Reproductive tourism moral pluralism assisted reproduction Europe legislation tolerance

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