Thursday, 22 May 2008

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill

It was hard not to notice the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill passing the committee stage. Whilst much of the media focus was on the proposed changes to adoption rules, the Bill also removes the requirement upon doctors to consider the need for a father in providing fertility services. As such, the move offers new rights for lesbian mothers. I've previously noted that these measures do not go far enough, trapped as they are in an out-dated gendered and hetero-normative labelling framework.

A detailed analysis of the vote can be viewed at:

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