Plan to ban female gamete donation passed for third reading in Saeima

At the Latvian Saeima, the draft amendments aimed at banning women, who have not given birth, from donating their gametes, has been passed for the third reading to the members of the parliament.

The amendments are planned for the Latvian Law on Sexual and Reproductive Health that sets forth the controversial ban among other regulatory changes.

This issue has been widely debated several times in the Saeima’s Social and Employment Matters Committee provoking protests outside the Latvian parliament building in Riga.

According to protesters, who oppose the «contradictory and unjustified [planned] ban» and argue the a woman herself should fully decide about her body and not politicians.

More protests are expected to announced as the Saeima decides, when to debate the proposed amendments in the third reading.

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