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Nov 20, 2007 Quickie Link: UK Peers Attack 'Fatherless' IVF Bid
By vanrozenheim

(UK) - Proposals to make it easier for Lesbian and Gay couples to have IVF babies have been heavily criticised in the Lords. A number of peers opposed moves to remove a requirement for IVF clinics to consider "the need of that child for a father" before offering treatment. They said it would be a "huge error" and the Lords should reaffirm the importance of both parents. The Lords debate followed criticism of the proposals by the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, who said they would undermine "the place of the father in a child's life".

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