Author: Eglė KAVOLIŪNAITĖ-RAGAUSKIENĖ
Topic category: Matrimonial and Family Law
Despite development in medical sciences, the need of legal system coherence (e.g. the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania contains a reference to a special Law on Assisted Reproduction) and the importance to a great part of the society (in preliminary calculation this problem affects about 15 percent of population), Lithuania has not adopted a law on assisted reproduction yet. Currently, some issues relating the assisted reproduction procedure are regulated by the Order of the Minister of Health of 1999. Six draft laws on this issue with a wide range of proposals on the procedures, accessibility, conditions and provisions relating protection of embryo were prepared by working groups, Parliament committees, the Ministry of Health, etc., however, none of these were adopted due to failure to find a compromise on ethically sensitive issues.