We want a society where people who want to raise a family feel supported and cherished, free of prejudice and discrimination. Our current legal framework in relation to assisted human reproduction is rooted in the past and represents a simplistic and, in some cases, regressive concept of lineage, citizenship and parentage. It does not recognise or cater for some of the amazing advancements in reproductive medicine that have become a reality. This needs to change.
Irish society has become much more tolerant and progressive, however our current legislation in this regard does not reflect our modern society. Our legislation needs to recognise and be more inclusive of modern family units and acknowledge not all families are formed as traditional family units, but all families should be equal. There is an opportunity to adapt to new needs, methods and approaches to conception, pregnancy, birth and family in a way that represents Irish values and ethics. We want to do this in a way that sets the highest standards for the protection and well-being of children and women.
Recognition of different methods of having children should
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