Letters and Politics

New President for France and Babies of Technology

Mitch Jeserich speaks with Alec Stone Sweet about the New President in France Emmanuel Macron and the battle which is not finished. Indeed, France has a political system where the power lies between the hands of a President and Prime Minister, the balance of power will be decided by the upcoming Legislative Elections. Alec Stone Sweet is professor of law at the National University of Singapore.

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Then, we talk with Mary-Ann Mason author of Babies of Technology. Her co-author is Tom Ekman.

About the book:

Millions of children have been born in the United States with the help of cutting-edge reproductive technologies, much to the delight of their parents. But alarmingly, scarce attention has been paid to the lax regulations that have made the U.S. a major fertility tourism destination. And without clear protections, the unique rights and needs of the children of assisted reproduction are often ignored.

This book is the first to consider the voice of the child in discussions about regulating the fertility industry. The controversies are many. Donor anonymity is preventing millions of children from knowing their genetic origins. Fertility clinics are marketing genetically enhanced babies. Career women are saving their eggs for later in life. And Third World women are renting their wombs to the rich. Meanwhile, the unregulated fertility market charges forward as a multi-billion-dollar industry. This deeply-considered book offers answers to the urgent question: Who will protect our babies of technology?

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