Paris, France, Jan 25, 2020 / 16:43 pm
The French Senate this week passed a bill that would allow access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for single women and lesbian couples.
The bill passed 160-116 on Wednesday and is part of a larger bioethics law which cleared its first reading in the French National Assembly late last year.
The Senate voted against part of the bill that would have funded IVF through French social security. The National Assembly had approved that provision of the legislation.
Under the current law, IVF is only available to heterosexual couples who are unable to conceive or who may risk passing on a medical condition or sexually transmitted disease.