Sunday Panel: Should Government fund IVF for gay couples?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 11 Aug 2019, 1:03PM
The couple needs $25,000 to access IVF. (Photo / 123RF)

Sunday Panel: Should Government fund IVF for gay couples?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 11 Aug 2019, 1:03PM

A Tauranga couple is calling for the Government to assist gay couples access IVF treatment.

Husbands Ryan and Jerome Curran-Pacquing told Stuff they have had to launch a crowd-funding campaign in order to access the money they need to start a family. 

They have a $25,000 quote to access IVF treatment that will allow them to work with a surrogate, a cost the two cannot afford without help.

They have called for Government to assist gay couples in the same way that straight couples struggling to get pregnant can get assistance.

To discuss this, Andrew Dickens was joined by Jason Reeves and Irene Gardiner. They also discussed the All Blacks latest loss, Winston Peters' move on the abortion referendum, and having coffee before bed.

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