IVF clause to be abolished14th December 2006
A major overhaul of laws governing fertility treatments and assisted reproduction is to abolish the 'father figure' rule.
This means single women, such as lesbians, will no longer be refused treatment on the grounds that the child needs a father.
Couples will also be banned from requesting a boy or a girl without medical reasons.
The plans form part of a white paper outlining a major overhaul of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 which the government say has become outdated as modern science has moved on dramatically.
The publication follows a public consultation exercise on the current law but critics of the proposals say they are biased towards science and ‘political correctness’ and ignore child welfare.
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Title: IVF clause to be abolished
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 1497
Date Added: 14th Dec 2006