France: draft reform to extend PMA to all women

Government presents bioethics bill before summer recess

24 July, 17:02

     PARIS - Over two years after the election of Emmanuel Macron, the French government will present its proposed bioethics legislation, which includes provisions for extending medically assisted fertility techniques to all women, including lesbian couples and single women - one of the president's key pledges. The proposed bioethics law was on the agenda on Wednesday of the council of ministers, the last one before summer recess. It will be debated by the National Assembly after the holidays. Last September, the French ethics committee gave its green light to the draft legislation on PMA, or medically assisted procreation, for all women. The committee, however, did not give its backing to surrogacy.

    Extending PMA to all women is part of a wider bioethics law that is expected to update and replace legislation approved in 2011. The legislative package was presented Wednesday by Health Minister Agnès Buzyn, Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet and Research Minister Frédérique Vidal. The 32 articles also deal with strictly medical issues, including embryo and genetic testing.(ANSAmed).

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