>> Lesbian couples and single women in France who want to have children are now one step closer to their dream. They were previously barred from getting IVF at home, forcing many to travel to countries with more liberal laws. On Tuesday, the country's highest medical ethics body said women should be able to access these treatments in France.
The issue has sparked divisions reminiscent of the decision to legalize same sex marriage five years ago. That move led to nationwide protests, some of which, turned violent. But Reuters' Johnny Cotton in Paris says although there is widespread support for the change, there is still a very vocal minority.
>> The question therefore remains is whether or not this group of people, the
as they're called, is still able to get everyone back out into the streets opposing this measure again. It's something that they vowed that they will do. They say that this needs to be pushed back, this measure.
Whether or not they've still got the power to stop it remains unsure. The government in any case has said that it wants to press ahead and change the law.>> Ministers are expected to make a final ruling on the issue later in the year.