The Victorian Greens say there is growing opposition to police checks required by IVF patients, as new legislation takes effect.
Greens MP Sue Pennicuik said the provision requiring all new parents undergoing Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART) to undergo a police check is too severe. The ART Bill, which contains the provision, passed Victorian Parliament last November.
Pennicuik has called on the state Government to abolish the checks provision and instead introduce a statutory declarations system, similar to that operating in South Australia.
“IVF patients already go through rigorous counselling sessions, countless doctor and specialist appointments and invasive processes at considerable emotional and financial cost,” Pennicuik said last week.

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