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Equality for same sex parents - Ranae Von Meding

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Release Date: 05/25/2019

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In this episode of everymum the podcast, Ranae Von Meding shares her experience of using Reciprocal IVF with her wife Audrey to bring their two daughters into the world and how she discovered that as married same sex parents in Ireland, who used this form of IVF, that they do not both have equal legal rights to their daughters.

Reciprocal IVF or, ‘Shared Motherhood’ is a really special form of IVF treatment where one mum supplies the egg and the other carries and births the baby.
But in Ireland, this means that only the mum who birthed the baby has legal parental rights – while the mum who gave her egg and her genetic DNA does not.

Ireland has taken huge steps in the last few years towards marriage and same sex equality and as we mark 2 years since the Marriage Referendum we want to shine a spotlight on a campaign aimed to achieve equal rights for all parents in Ireland – regardless of sex, sexuality or choice of fertility treatment.

Click here to learn more about Ranae’s campaign and show your support by signing her petition.