A national ethics committee said last June that it backed the idea of medically assisted procreation
for female couples and single women.
It is true that Berlusconi promised Italian Catholics and the Italian Catholic church that he would stand against the liberal-secular culture and its "biopolitics," especially on same-sex unions, euthanasia, and medically assisted procreation
'The view of medical doctors is that surrogate motherhood is a form of medically assisted procreation
that is usually only considered as a last option.
At a press conference ahead of the parade, Nicolas Gougain, spokesman for the Inter-LGBT association, called the reform "a very important step that should lead to others" such as improved rights for transsexuals and medically assisted procreation
to enable gay couples to have children.
People carried banners affirming that children have (or should have) a mother and a father; they attacked the implications of the bill for the laws on filiation; they protested against gay adoption; they campaigned against medically assisted procreation
for gay couples.
In particular, the bill does not provide lesbian couples with equal access to medically assisted procreation
, or MAP, which includes procedures such as artificial insemination.
(5.) Act respecting assisted procreation, supra note 3 at s 46, amended section 3 of the Health Insurance Act, RSQ c A-29, such that this now reads: "The cost of the following services rendered by a professional in the field of health are assumed by the Board on behalf of every insured person, in accordance with this Act and the regulations: [...] (e) the assisted procreation services determined by regulation."; Regulation to amend Health Insurance Act, supra note 4 modifies the Regulation respecting the application of the Health Insurance Act, c A-29, r 5, in section 22 by inserting "or is required for the purposes of medically assisted procreation
in accordance with section 34.4, 34.5 or 34.6" at the end of paragraph q.
The author then uses science fiction as an illustration to reveal archaic passions issuing from the birth trauma and the anxiety of death, fears that science, notably genetic and medically assisted procreation
, proposes to address and perhaps solve.
Member states should guarantee couples a universal right of access to infertility treatment and medically assisted procreation
, it says, adding that the costs of treating infertility medically and psychologically should be covered by social security schemes.
Specialised in reproductive medicine, based in the Medically Assisted Procreation
(MAP) Centre at the Clinique des Grangettes in Geneva and researcher into human embryo implantation, Dr.
One example: at the beginning of the summer of 2005, at the time of the referendum on stem cell research and experiments, Cardinal Camillo Ruini called on Italians to abstain and stay away from the ballot box so that the law on medically assisted procreation
would not be changed.