Sweden approves artificial insemination for single women

by Beatrice Credi - 2016.01.14
Sweden approves artificial insemination for single women
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The right to have artificial insemination for free has been approved in Sweden for single women, the government having already approved the right for same-sex couples. The historic yes cross-party vote in Stockholm passed a law that guarantees women without partners the right to access the treatment through public healthcare. The law aims to stop the thousands of single Swedish women going abroad in order to satisfy their desire for motherhood. The new law was backed by conservative MPs, even though it changes the traditional concept of the family. “It's seen as a decisive step towards a modern family policy,” said Anna Kinberg Batra, leader of the main opposition party in the Socialist government.

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