The Australian state of Victoria, the first in the world to pass a law on assisted reproduction, may pass retrospective legislation to give all donor-conceived people access to information about their donors.
The Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform Committee this week issued a major report with a number of recommendations and some valuable background about the history of the industry. As it now stands, people conceived during and after 1998 have unconditional access to identifying information. People conceived between 1988 and 1997 can access information if the donor agrees. But people conceived before 1988 have no rights at all.