French conservatives protest bill allowing IVF for lesbians

Conservative activists have marched through Paris to protest a French bill that would give lesbian couples and single women access to in vitro fertilization and related procedures

PARIS -- Conservative activists marched through Paris on Sunday to protest a French bill that would give lesbian couples and single women access to in vitro fertilization and related procedures.

LGBT activists and left-wing groups held a counter-demonstration against them.

Police blocked off several streets in Paris to prevent violence between the two groups.

Several other countries already offer assisted reproduction to lesbians and single women but French law currently allows it only for infertile heterosexual couples.