Lesbian couple win legal battle after being denied IVF treatment that would have been given to same-sex parents
Rachel Morgan (L) and Laura Hineson (R) won a legal fight on the issue CREDIT: SUPPLIED
13 DECEMBER 2017 • 9:24PM
A lesbian couple who wanted a baby were discriminated against over their sexuality after being denied access to funded IVF treatment which would have been given to same-sex partners.
Laura Hineson and Rachel Morgan were told by their local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group they would have to spend £6,000 on six rounds of intrauterine insemination due to unexplained infertility.
However, under Barnsley CCG’s policy, a heterosexual couple with similarly unexplained infertility would not need to undergo the same procedure before being granted access to IVF treatment.
A “heterosexual couple” would generally not be a “same sex couple”.