Wong, Rachael
4 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Rachael Wong is an enrolled barrister and solictior who is studying for a masters degree in bioethics and health law through the University of Otago. She has also colloborated with organistions that seek to eliminate sexual exploitation of women and children, including Stop demand and Ecpat. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.


Surrogacy is never in a child's 'best interests'

Changes to surrogacy laws are the focus of a new review being conducted by New Zealand's Law Commission, which is examining in particular what it refers to as the 'legal confusion' regarding legal parentage of babies born to surrogate mothers. For a start, it separates the child from its mother.

Date posted: 2021-10-06

Surrogacy is exploitation - regulation will not change that

The problem with surrogacy in Australia, altruistic or commercialised, is not that it is unregulated or unavailable. The issue with surrogacy is that it is, in and of itself, unethical. The exploitation of women and children involved is breathtaking. No amount of regulation is going to change that.

Date posted: 2016-06-05

The modern hospital and its waste products

Aborted and miscarried babies are burnt with clinical detritus to heat hospitals, but why do we care?

Date posted: 2014-04-06

Misogyny: we can't just blame men and boys

This week the Roast Busters sparked outrage across the globe. When I heard about the group of young Auckland boys who sought gratification and entertainment by luring drunk girls - some of them underage - into group sex and then bragged about their conquests on Facebook, I was saddened and disgusted. I was unfortunately not surprised.

Date posted: 2013-11-10