Thursday, September 03, 2009

Background check before IVF

There is a new law in Australia that requires couples seeking IVF treatment to first undergo police background checks. This to to ensure they are fit parents (!).

Well, this is more than just slightly amazing, and the vast majority of couples involved are incredibly offended. They question why they should be investigated while couples having babies naturally are not - what's the difference when it comes to being a fit parent?

From the source news story:
A report from the Victorian Law Reform Commission recommends people should be barred from IVF if they have convictions for serious sexual or violent offences, have had children taken from their care, or are assessed as a potential risk to children.

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