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Divisive fertility donor ban overturned

ROME:

Italy's constitutional court overturned a ban on using donor sperm and eggs in fertility treatments yesterday, knocking down part of a divisive set of restrictions on assisted reproduction.

The court said in a statement the ban breached the constitution, without going into further detail.

But Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin, from the socially conservative New Centre Right party, said parliament would have to debate how the court order could be applied.

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