A sample of my articles
The Ultimate Choice
Should we have the option of choosing a medically assisted death in New Zealand? This article provides an overview of the submissions provided the Health Select Committee as well as comments from individual submitters. It then discusses the various legal issues that would need to be considered by the Government before giving the green light.
John Banks Paternity Case Highlights a Legal Loophole
Paternity law in New Zealand can be difficult to navigate and some loopholes are having serious consequences for mothers, fathers and children. This article highlights one such loophole in regards to DNA testing and suggests that a law change is needed.
Should New Zealanders Be Able to Import Donor Sperm and Eggs?
This article discusses the shortage of sperm and egg donors in New Zealand and explores the advantages and disadvantages of a potential solution: the importation of donor sperm and eggs from overseas.
Sex, Lies and a Baby
This article explores the complex issue of misattributed paternity from the point of view of the parents involved - the mother, the genetic father and the non-genetic father.
Who Gets Custody of the Embryos?
When a couple separates mid way through IVF treatment the female or male ex-partner may wish to proceed with IVF treatment in order to conceive a child. Should a person's right to become a parent trump a person's right to not become a parent? This article explores how to resolve this complex situation.
Replacing Sex With Science
This article marks the 10 year anniversary of the Assisted Reproductive Technology Act by providing an overview of the Act as well as discussion of a number of matters which have arisen since the Act was introduced. These include donor and surrogate shortages and New Zealanders opting for fertility treatment overseas.