Legally Speaking

A column highlighting recent court decisions affecting the assisted reproductive technologies and the families they create, written by Susan L. Crockin, J.D.  

“Legally Speaking: A Column Highlighting Recent Court Decisions Affecting the ARTs and the Families They Create” returns to ASRM amidst extraordinary legal developments impacting the assisted reproductive technologies. The column will appear online monthly in ASRM News, with links to court decisions for those who wish to delve directly into the courts' opinions. There will be guest authors to add expertise and unique perspectives related to significant legal topics. “Legally Speaking®” will continue its commitment to not only report on new and noteworthy court cases but also analyze their potential impact and significance on the practice of ART.  --Susan Crockin, JD

Beware the Perils of Gamete Friending: guest author Judith Daar, J.D.

Legally Speaking December 10, 2014

Beware the Perils of Gamete Friending by guest author Judith Daar, J.D.The growing influence of social media and cyber communication in our daily lives has desensitized us to the impact of sharing highly personal aspects of our persona. It should be no surprise that this culture of sharing has invaded the world of reproductive medicine through the practice of gamete friending. 

Same-Sex Marriage Update: 6th Circuit Ruling Creates Split in Federal Circuits and Likely to Result in Supreme Court Action in the 2014-2015 Term

Legally Speaking November 14, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Update: 6th Circuit Ruling Creates Split in Federal Circuits and Likely to Result in Supreme Court Action in the 2014-2015 Term http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/files/2014/11/Sixth-Circuit-Gay-Marriage-Opinion-14a0275p-06.pdf

2nd Tennessee Case May Clarify Gestational Surrogacy Parentage

Legally Speaking November 14, 2014

2nd Tennessee Case May Clarify Gestational Surrogacy Parentage [In Re: The Adoption of Male Child AFC by CMC and DFC and JLB (July 2014); https://www.tba.org/sites/default/files/afc_071714.pdf (appeal request pending)

“In Re Baby,” Tennessee Supreme Court

Legally Speaking November 14, 2014

“In Re Baby,” Tennessee S. Ct. (September 2014), [2-14 Tenn. LEXIS 642] http://www.tncourts.gov/courts/supreme-court/opinions/2014/09/18/re-baby-et-al

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