President Signs In Vitro Law

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The Polish Lower House (Sejm) passed a law on the treatment of infertility at the end of June. The Senate did not make any amendments to it. Now, after much controversy and deliberation, President Bronisław Komorowski has signed the Act which allows in-vitro fertilisation to become legal in Poland. The procedure can be used by couples in wedlock and those living together. Infertility treatment conducted through in vitro can only be used by couples who have exhausted all other treatment methods for at least 12 months. The Act permits the donation of embryos and prohibits their creation for purposes other than in vitro fertilisation. It also prohibits the destruction of embryos capable of normal development. Individuals who attempt to destroy embryos this way could face a term of imprisonment from 6 months to 5 years.
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