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Who is a Parent? Not a Simple Question!

If anything could be said about the law, it is slow to change.  Our social structure continues to evolve at a faster pace than the law, which is creating difficulties in society and the courts.  We are seeing impacts on individuals and couples who are having children in non-traditional ways as the definition of what […]


Stephanie Jansen
Stephanie Jansen is a student-at-law at the law firm of Attia Reeves in Edmonton, Alberta.

Legal and Ethical Support for Newborn Safe Havens

In May 2010, Providence Health Care in Vancouver announced the opening of the first newborn safe haven in Canada at St. Paul’s Hospital.  Four months later, Providence confirmed a healthy baby was dropped off at the hospital, setting off a further round of national and international media attention.   And now this year, following Providence’s lead […]


Geoffrey W. Cundiff
Geoffrey W. Cundiff M,D. is a Professor and the Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia.

Thomas D. Maddix
Thomas D. Maddix, CSC, D.Min. is a Consultant with Catholic health care.

Karen Macmillan
Karen Macmillan M.N. is the VP Operations, Acute Care at Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Covenant Health.

Gordon Self
Gordon Self, D.Min is the Vice President of Mission, Ethics and Spirituality for Covenant Health.

Josh Stachniak
Josh Stachniak, LLB is Legal Counsel for Covenant Health.

The Law and Birth

Canadians were shocked and saddened by the death of a Winnipeg mom and her two young children this summer. Today comes the news that Allyson McConnell , convicted of murdering her two sons and deported to her native Australia, has been found dead, of an apparent suicide. The birth of a child is almost always […]


Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the former Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

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