IE: Why it’s wrong to ban anonymity for egg and sperm donors

John Waterstone reports:

The central pillar of the Children and Family Relationships Bill’s assisted reproduction regulations is an attempt to outlaw anonymous egg and sperm donation and force every donor-conceived child to be given the opportunity to identify and meet their donor once they have reached 18.

The Bill has not dealt with legal parenthood after surrogacy but only after donor conception. The proposed legislation has, therefore, failed to deliver on the very problem which originally prompted its inception (though it is now understood that surrogacy will be dealt with in a separate Bill next year).

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