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Law Could Devastate Gay Families

Australian Fertility
Law Could Devastate Gay Families

Sydney fertility clinics are scrambling to amend draft regulations on new fertility laws. Among the many changes that will come into effect later this year, the number of people a single donor can assist has been changed from 10 families to five women.

Sydney fertility clinics are scrambling to amend draft regulations on new fertility laws. Among the many changes that will come into effect later this year, the number of people a single donor can assist has been changed from 10 families to five women.

The director of Fertility First, Anne Clark, told the Sydney Herald Times the new rules are not consistent with previous legislation.

"The regulations say a donor can help five women, as opposed to five families, which means that a same-sex couple may be in a situation where one woman has the first baby and her partner will not be able to have the second baby to the same donor. It is not consistent with previous legislation, which referred to families [heterosexual and homosexual], not women."

Additionally, the regulations, which could force anonymous sperm donors into being identified against their will, could also force fertility clinics to destroy any frozen embryos made using sperm from anonymous donors and push families who want a second child from the same donor into conceiving earlier than they would like. (Rhiza Dizon, Advocate.com)

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