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ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TREATMENT ACT 2008 - SECT 30

Ban on destructive research on embryos created for treatment purposes

A person must not carry out research, outside the body of a woman, involving the use of an embryo

        (a)     if the embryo is unfit for transfer to a woman; or

        (b)     in the case of an embryo which is fit for transfer to a woman, if the research would—

              (i)     harm the embryo; or

              (ii)     make the embryo unfit for transfer to a woman; or

              (iii)     reduce the likelihood of a pregnancy resulting from the transfer of the embryo.

Penalty:     480 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment or both.

Division 2—Storage

S. 31 substituted by No. 18/2013 s. 4.



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