EPAF launch report
On 28 March 2017, MEP Norica Nicolai (ALDE), hosted a launch event for the first Policy Audit on Fertility – Analysis of 9 EU Countries. The report, sponsored by Merck, was written by Fertility Europe (FE) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), resulted in a constructive roundtable discussion addressing not only the challenges surrounding infertility, but also what can be done to solve them.
“To talk about fertility is to talk about life, it is to talk about family.” – MEP Valcárcel Siso
“The idea of family has changed. Science and society are evolving and the law needs to keep up. The role of the MEPs is to find solutions to citizens’ problems.” – MEP Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea
“Limitations [in access to ART] are only justified when they improve safety, efficacy, fairness. They are not justified when they create discrimination regarding life choices like postponing parenthood.” – Monika Bulmańska-Wingett, Fertility Europe