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Dr. Abby Lippman

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Professor Emerita

Phone: (514) ***-****  
McGill University
1205 Docteur Penfield Avenue
Montreal , Quebec H3A 1B1

Company Description: The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a comprehensive academic health institution with an international reputation for excellence in clinical programs,...   more

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  • PhD
    McGill University
  • BA
    Cornell University
  • Ph.D.
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CGS, 13 Nov 2014 [cached]
"Just like we don't pay for blood or semen, we don't pay for eggs or sperm or babies," said Abby Lippman, an emeritus professor at McGill University in Montreal who studies reproductive technology. "There's a very general consensus that paying surrogates would commodify women and their bodies.
Lewin also includes critical comments from two feminist scholars, McGill University emeritus professor Abby Lippman and Ingrid Schneider of the University of Hamburg's Research Center on Biotechnology, Society and the Environment.
(As a side note on media coverage, the shortened version of the article that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 9 omitted nearly all the material that would raise concerns about cross-border surrogacy - including the problems encountered by the Portuguese couple; the comments by Lippman and Schneider; Rice's story; the cases of US surrogacy agencies, which are entirely unregulated, that have ripped off both intending parents and surrogates; and more.)
Abby Lippman, a professor of ..., 11 Aug 2014 [cached]
Abby Lippman, a professor of epidemiology at McGill University, described surrogacy as a kind of biological colonialism. "Surrogacy is not a solution to poverty," she said.
Commodifying women's reproductive systems comes at a human cost, Lippman said. "She's paid for services she has rendered in growing that baby. In that sense, she has a major impact on the baby that is born, yet she is treated as having a minimal - if any - role during the process," Lippman said. "There's no dignity in the exchange."
This is what the experts are ..., 8 Oct 2014 [cached]
This is what the experts are saying: Abby Lippman, epidemiologist at McGill University in Canada and specialist in women's health: 'Neither Gardasil® nor its competitor Cervarix® has yet demonstrated its effectiveness in preventing cervical cancer.
Board & Staff – Centre for Gender Advocacy, 17 June 2015 [cached]
Abby Lippman is a long-time community activist (including Board membership in a range of organizations), and long-time academic (now Professor Emerita, McGill; Research Asssociate, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia).
Alliance for Humane Biotechnology, 29 Jan 2015 [cached]
Abby Lippman, Ph.D.
Diane Beeson and Abby Lippman, "Egg Harvesting for Stem Cell Research -- Medical Risks and Ethical Problems"
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