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Heterogeneity of Normative Registers

Marie-Blanche Tahon

The articles written in response to this issue’s call for submissions are steeped in an heightened questioning of developments made in modes of satisfaction of the desire for a child. Some of these modes are permitted by the legislator, while others fall somewhere between what is allowed and what is disallowed; still others are forbidden, even though they might seem less risky than practices that are permitted. This moment in legislative history is marked by both turmoil and incoherence.