Faced with opposition, French government dithers over artificial insemination for lesbians

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For weeks the issue has divided the ruling Socialist Party. Finally on Wednesday January 9th the question of whether lesbians wanting children should get access to medically-assisted procreation (MAP) - by in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination - was settled when prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault confirmed that the measure would be included in fresh legislation later this year.