A heated argument and debate broke out in the French territory when the President Emmanuel Macron introduced a new bill for fertility treatments. Adding to become an exception to other countries in the world, France has always been entangled between theory and practice, Catholicism and Enlightenment science, tradition and innovation, universalism and individual rights, which has made it hard for the country to move forward into modernity. Nonetheless, the bill introduced by the President aims to lift a few of the restrictions made by the country to ease the access to the fertility treatments in France.
Some of the proposed changes include granting access to single women, without giving any regard to the sexual orientation. This will also allow access to treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and sperm donation, which will be paid by the national health system. Another proposed law is the lifting of anonymity of sperm donors to let children trace their biological origins and gain information access about them. Despite being one of the modern countries in terms of subsidizing child care and tax breaks for the families, France has some of the most restricting laws on the access to fertility treatments.
The laws are still under discussion and serious debates will be taking place amongst the lawmakers of the country to change the outlook of France altogether. Questioning the impact of such changes in the laws, the lawmakers are aiming to create a significant impact on the society: keeping the institution of family intact with the societal norms.