7. Donor of genetic material

    (1) Where

    (a) a woman becomes pregnant in consequence of an artificial fertilisation procedure; and

    (b) the ovum used for the purposes of the procedure was taken from some other woman,

    then for the purposes of the law of the State, the woman from whom the ovum was taken is not the mother of any child born as a result of the pregnancy.

    (2) Where

    (a) a woman becomes pregnant in consequence of an artificial fertilisation procedure; and

    (b) a man (not being the woman's husband) produced sperm used for the purposes of the procedure,

    then for the purposes of the law of the State, the man referred to in paragraph (b)

    (c) shall be conclusively presumed not to have caused the pregnancy; and

    (d) is not the father of any child born as a result of the pregnancy.

    [Section 7 amended by No. 73 of 1994 s. 4; No. 3 of 2002 s. 27 and 28.]



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