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Vancouver Sun - 'Win a baby' contest elicits ethical 'yuck' reaction

Published: 14 Oct 2011

(Margaret Somerville, director of the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law): An Ottawa music station, Hot 89.9, recently launched a “Win a Baby” contest. The prize offered was up to three rounds of fertility treatment worth $35,000. It’s reported that the station received about 400 applications “from a diverse range of people, including same-sex couples, single women and cancer patients.”

(Margaret Somerville, director of the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law)

An Ottawa music station, Hot 89.9, recently launched a “Win a Baby” contest. The prize offered was up to three rounds of fertility treatment worth $35,000. It’s reported that the station received about 400 applications “from a diverse range of people, including same-sex couples, single women and cancer patients.”

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