ABSTRACT

The development of ectogenesis would have implications in a number of areas. Development of this technology would bring the greatest change to infertility treatment since the advent of medicine, it could conceivably lead to severe restrictions on a woman's right to an abortion, and it could lead to enormous numbers of embryos being created solely for the purpose of providing organs for transplant. What conclusions can we draw about the ethical implications of this technology, and how should we deal with it, if and when it is developed?