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Comparison between In-Vitro Fertilisation
Laws and beliefs in Italy and Australia
Having a child is one of the most important decisions that a woman can make in her life. Equally, it is a decision that every woman has a right to be able to make without restrictions. Prior to the development of fertility assistance and treatment, childbirth was a decision that nature controlled, if a woman was unable to conceive then there were little or no opportunities for her to become a biological mother. Today, scientific advances in this area are able to give all women the opportunity, if not the hope, of becoming a mother in their own right. However, this decision has somewhat veered away from the choice of the woman and is tied to legal implications set out by the State, which seems not to help women so much, but to make it more difficult for all women to have access to something that is their right.
Italy and Australia are two such countries with the capabilities to help women and yet both are adamant in their choices to restrict access to this technology and only grant it to people whom they deem to be appropriate. A comparison of the In-Vitro Fertilisation laws in Italy and Australia, and specifically the state of Victoria, will be conducted in the following pages to help shed some light on the hindrances that some women encounter when facing the decision of motherhood.
In-Vitro Fertilisation laws in Italy are some of the most restrictive in Europe, defining rules for eligibility on the marital status and sexual preference of women, the availability of sperm use and the number of embryos implanted, to name a few. Being a Catholic country, the introduction of In-Vitro Fertilisation laws in Italy created a problematic situation for both the church and the State, as they are still quite intricately tied to one another. Traditionally, the church is contrary to any means of fertility treatment as it seems to go against the flow of nat…