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Trevor Phillips demands equal treatment of lesbian couples
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have (EHRC) called on MPs to ensure that the Human fertility and Embryology Bill will give same sex couples equal status as everyone else on the provision of IVF.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have expressed there support for the Human fertility and Embryology Bill. The Bill will give same sex couples equal status on the provision of IVF

Chair of EHRC Trevor Phillips commented 

‘The central issue here is not fatherhood; it is fairness. The current legalised discrimination in the provision of IVF services is something that we should be ashamed of as a country. We agree with the Government that parliament should not let another day go by in which single women and lesbian couples are denied access to fertility treatment on exactly the same basis as everyone else.

‘The Commission, understands the importance of male role models for children, but believes that this is, in principle and in practice, a matter for families themselves, and not an issue for legislation. We should not become the sort of authoritarian society in which an 80% male House of Commons presumes to instruct women on how and with whom they bring children into the world and turns health clinics into moral bureaucracies.’

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Posted by Asif Yusuf

Publisher of Diversity Link

 

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