The referendum on this Friday is about whether marriage should be granted to same sex couples.
Yet one of the issues that has dominated the debate in the run up to voting is that of surrogacy.
So is surrogacy a red herring or not? Is it being used to sow confusion and doubt or is it a genuine concern? JoiningSean to discuss this from both sides of the argument were Dr Andrea Mulligan, a practising barrister and adjunct assistant professor lecturing in medical law and bioethics at Trinity College Dublin. She also advises ‘Lawyers for Yes’ on issues relating to surrogacy and donor conception.
Sean was also joined by Louise Doris who has a Masters in medical law and ethics from King’s College London, and is a final year PhD researcher in assisted reproductive and surrogacy laws in different European countries. She has spoken at a Mothers and Fathers conference on the issue.
Read More: Why voting No won’t tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception, Dr. Andrea Mulligan, The Journal, 15th May 2015
Read More: Surrogacy is not a red herring in this debate, Lousie Doris, Irish Examiner, 19th May 2015
Read More: State may still favour opposite-sex parents if vote passes - judge, Ruadhán MacCormaic, Irish Times, 15th May 2015