News: Legislation

Updated: May 10/13


CANADA

COSTA RICA
Another extension on [legalizing] IVF (Jun 4/11. BioEdge)
IVF ban challenged (Aug 5/11. BioEdge)
Court of Human Rights overturns Costa Rica's ban on IVF (07 January 2013. BioNews 687)

FRANCE
French still pondering new bioethics law (BioEdge. Jul 31/10)
France finally updates its bioethics (Jun 25/11. BioEdge)

GERMANY
Fertility treatment in Germany (By Petra Thorn, Aug 19/11. BioNews)

INDIA
Govt proposes womb banks to legalize surrogacy (Jun 17/10. The Times of India) 
India's surrogacy industry faces regulation (Jun 14/10. BBC)

IRELAND
Irish Government advisor warns against failing to introduce ART legislation (Nov 21/11. BioNews)

ISRAEL
Call for Israel to change laws (26 May 2012. BioEdge)

MALTA
‘IVF law will send couples abroad’ – Josie Muscat (Malta Today. 30 July 2012)

NETHERLANDS
New Dutch guidelines for IVF (Jun 21/10. BioNews)

TURKEY
Overseas [gamete donation] outlawed by Turkey (Mar 22/10. BioNews)
Problems with legislating against 'reproductive tourism' (By Zeynep Gürtin-Broadbent. Mar 22/10. BioNews)

UK
Warnock Report (1984)
Performance review of fertility watchdog [HFEA] published (Dec 7/09. BioNews)
Fertility watchdog [HFEA] slated for inaction over poorly run clinics (Dec 12/09. BioEdge)
UK law change allows same-sex couples to become legal parents (Mar 29/10. BioNews)
UK’s fertility secrets (Jul 23/11. BioEdge)
NICE consults on updated recommendations for treating infertility (21 May 2012)
UK fertility and human tissue regulators spared axe (28 January 2013. BioNews 690)

USA
Test Tube Families: Why The Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation by Naomi Cahn. (Aug 16/10. Book review in BioNews)
Washington State: Uniform Parentage Act (2011)
The Biological Clock – for Donor-Conceived Offspring? (Jun 24/11. Huffington Post. By Naomi Cahn & Wendy Kramer)

INTERNATIONAL
Free-Market Babies? (By Donna Dickenson. May 24/11. Project Syndicate)
That “pernicious” notion of the “best interests of the child” (20 Apr 2013. BioEdge)