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IVF bill ‘discriminatory’ – MGRM

The Embryo Protection Act is blatantly discriminatory on the basis of sexual orientation and inherently homophobic in nature, the Malta Gay Rights Movement said. It said in a statement that by excluding same sex couples and single persons from its definition of prospective parents, it goes against basic human rights principles such as the right to found a family. States should take all necessary measures to ensure the right to found a family, including through access to adoption or assisted procreation (including donor insemination), without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. States should also take all necessary measures to ensure that any obligation, entitlement, privilege, obligation or benefit available to different-sex unmarried partners is equally available to same-sex unmarried partners. This principle, it said, has been upheld in a number of European Court of Human Rights judgements. Enacting legislation that would deny medical treatment on the basis of sexual orientation would constitute a worrying precedent that has far reaching implications and engenders serious doubts in the minds of lesbian and gay citizens on this government’s… timesofmalta.com http://www.allplacedout.com/ivf-bill-discriminatory-mgrm/

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IVF bill ‘discriminatory’ – MGRM