Italian court strikes down ban on donated gametes for artificial reproduction
Catholic World News - June 20, 2014
An Italian court has struck down a ban on the use of donated eggs or sperm in assisted reproduction.
The court ruled that a couple’s right to bear children should be preserved even if the couple is infertile; thus the used of donated gametes would be required.
Italy’s law restricting artificial means of human reproduction, which had banned the use of in vitro fertilization for single parents and same-sex couples, had already been ruled discriminatory by the European Court of Human Rights.
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