OREANDA-NEWS. The French Parliament has Approved the Extension of the Artificial Insemination Program. On Tuesday, June 29, deputies supported the law by a large margin: 326 voted for it's adoption, 115 were against.

Previously, only heterosexual couples experiencing difficulties with conception were allowed to have children in this way. Surrogacy is prohibited in the country. The new decision is essentially the fulfillment of one of the election promises of the country's President Emmanuel Macron.

According to the AFP news agency, more than two-thirds of respondents supported the expansion of the artificial insemination program during the surveys. Before that, single women and lesbian couples had to travel abroad for fertilization with donor sperm, for example, to Belgium or Spain.