Margaret A. Somerville

Margaret Somerville is Samuel Gale Professor of Law Emerita, Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Medicine, and Founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law Emerita at McGill University, Montreal. Currently, she is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Notre Dame Australia School of Medicine (Sydney campus) She has an extensive national and international publishing and speaking record and frequently comments in all forms of media.

Recent blog posts by this author

Why Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Call it ‘Marriage Equality’

In a recent press conference, it was striking how often Opposition Leader Bill Shorten used the term "marriage equality" and, equally striking, that not even once did he refer to "same-sex marriage" in criticizing the Government for not...

An Italian Surgeon Preps to Perform Head Transplants

Italian transplant surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero wants to perform head transplants. He was recently interviewed by Barry Morgan on CJAD 800 Montreal Radio and said he was hoping to carry out the surgery in China, before the end of 2017. He explained...