International Women's Day event at the Law Society

A panel will discuss assisted human reproductive technologies and its effects on family law in Ontario

By Todd Harrison

On Wednesday March 3rd, 2010


The Law Society will celebrate International Women’s Day with a panel discussion on assisted human reproductive technologies (AHR).

The panellists — Kelly Jordan from Jordan Battista LLP, infertility counsellor Sherry Dale, Sherbourne Health Centre LGBTQ Parenting Network Coordinator Rachel Epstein and fertility specialist Dr. Marjorie E. Dixon — will discuss the social, ethical and legal questions that AHR raises, and the impact that the 2004 Assisted Human Reproduction Act has upon women and their children. They will also look at the challenges that the use of new reproductive technologies pose on the notion of family, family status and the development of family law in Ontario.

Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund Executive Director Audrey M. Johnson will moderate the discussion, which begins at 4pm on Monday, March 8 at the Law Society, 130 Queen Street West.

Attendees need to register to by March 6 to be assured of a spot. More information about the event is available here [PDF].