Thousands Peacefully Protest French IVF Law, Avoiding Repeat of 2013 Violence

October 8, 2019

(Reuters) – An estimated 42,000 protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday, peacefully demonstrating against a draft law allowing lesbians and single women to conceive children with medical assistance, police said.  The bioethics law, which has cleared its first reading in parliament, would lift the current restriction limiting in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to heterosexual couples.