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#1 Rick

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:32 AM

As you know Assisted Reproduction and Reproductive Rights have many controversial issues/topics. It is not our place to censor discussion on everything that might be controversial. In the recent Gender selection discussion, although gender selection is unlawful in many parts of the world, including Canada, using the board to discuss gender selection did not violate a law. On the other hand, IVF.CA is not a clearinghouse for the organization and recruitment of such activities. And if that were the case we would not allow it. Likewise, medication discussions. It is not unlawful to say one is using meds they received from someone else, but it is unlawful to attempt to swap/sell/buy/trade prescription medications. Where peoples lives are at risk (health and legal), including our own, we will draw the line everytime we see it.
 
There are plenty of minefields that moderators take into consideration. Not only about what is lawful, or unlawful, but what is content-appropriate for the site/members. There are shades of grey everywhere. Our moderators volunteer their time for the love of the community, and every once in awhile they are placed into a difficult situation where just about everyone has an opinion (and rarely the same one). I ask that we don't make their voluntary efforts more stressful than they are already.
 
Everyone in this community is here for a reason. Usually a stressful one. We're all in this together, one way or another, so lets make the best of it. Be good to each other.

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