<font color=red>Bloglanders Help Belgium</>  

AmberSolaire 43M
2630 posts
10/27/2005 6:31 pm

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<font color=red>Bloglanders Help Belgium</>

Heres a shocking headline that prompts me to return to my occasional series on the collective mannerisms of my European neighbours......

Belgium is running out of sperm! Well, not all of Belgium, but the Erasmus Fertility Clinic in Brussels is and for a reason you wouldn't expect - French lesbians. See, I told you you wouldn't expect it.lol

Clinic director Anne Delbaere told Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique that French lesbian couples are sucking up ... er ... so to speak, so much of the sperm there's not enough to satisfy all the heterosexual couples seeking fertility treatment.

"Last year, of the inseminations using a donor's sperm, 72 percent of patients came from France, with a majority of them being homosexual," Ms. Delbaere told the newspaper; adding that the clinic had never turned down requests for insemination from lesbian couples, or single women, since it opened 15 years ago.

Now, however, Ms. Delbaere said the Erasmus Clinic will start limiting consultation appointments to French couples.

"We haven't got enough sperm samples in stock to meet all the demand," she said. "We don't want to close access to French female couples, but we can't welcome them at the expense of heterosexual couples," said Ms. Delbaere.

The reason so many French lesbian couples are "tanking up" on sperm in Belgium is because French law does not allow them to do so at home. In 1994, France passed its bioethical law, which limits fertility treatments to married couples or heterosexual couples who have been living together more than two years.

Belgium, being more bioethically astute than France, doesn't prohibit anyone from treatment. It wisely leaves that decision to the fertility clinics.

Delbaere said that, in turning French lesbian couples down, the clinic will be suggesting that the women work to "change mentalities in France".

Although I believe this is very good advice, the news is not being all that well received in France's lesbian community.

"In Belgium we were welcomed without any judging. We had to wait six months for our first interview. Now it's two years," said one woman who has had three children with her female partner thanks to Belgian clinic fertility treatments.

There is of course another way Bloglanders.Are you fed up with constantly being "chugged" (Charity Mugged) well here a way to "donate" to a good cause without costing you a penny.

As for you women I trust that you too will find a way to be able to lend a hand.......



PawPr1nt 52M
133 posts
10/27/2005 8:06 pm

I regularly make hand-outs to Mother Palm and her five needy daughters, but if you give me the postal address of this establishment in Belgium, I'm sure I can summon-up a donation and send it by 1st class mail...


redlipsprincess
(Princess Lips)
53F

10/28/2005 8:56 am

*extends soft silky hand*

TTFN


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