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Canada's new Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA) is one of the most significant pieces of legislation addressing human genetic and reproductive technologies enacted to date. Many Canadian constituencies played key roles in building consensus for the AHRA, notably including the women's health community. Canada now joins the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia as countries that have adopted comprehensive, responsible policies addressing human genetic and reproductive technologies. These policies embody differing social and political values but agree on core principles. Successful passage of the AHRA stands in stark contrast to the situation in the United States, where these issues have become entangled with the politics of abortion, the "culture wars," and the Presidential election.

Introduction

Provisions of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act

Wider Context: A Menu of Policy Models

Comparative Politics: Canada and the United States

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Introduction

On March 11, 2004, the Canadian Senate approved the Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA), one of the most significant pieces of legislation addressing human genetic and reproductive technologies enacted to date. The legislation was earlier approved by the House of...