Azerbaijan, Baku, 13 November / Trend corr. I.Alizade / A bill to strengthen protection of people's health in Azerbaijan, which is under development, aroused differences amongst members of the parliamentary social and political commission.
"A bill on Reproductive Health includes issues, which the Azerbaijani society is not prepared to accept. The bill should serve not to destroy or weaken of family life, but to strengthen family life," MP Musa Guliyev, the deputy chairman of the commission, said at a meeting of standing social and political parliamentary commission.
The meeting was focused on discussions of a new bill on Reproductive Health.
According to Guliyev, the bill cannot be adopted in a hurry. It is necessary to review an issue connected to sexual minorities in the bill, he believes.
"The bill sets up birth of children, who were born out of wedlock, as an obligation. The law states that any woman coming of age has a right of artificial insemination. It should not be referred to every one. Perhaps, any woman may desire of starting a family. The bill describes that right of motherhood exists regardless of whether women is married or not. Such issues cannot be included in the Law in such a form," Guliyev said.
According to MP Malahat Hasanova, an author of the bill, name of the bill was changed after discussions at an enlarged session of the standing social and political parliamentary commission with participation of international organizations and state bodies. "There was an offer to rename the document into Health and Family Planning during discussions, because development of this bill is continuation of state policy on planning of family. Therefore, the bill was renamed into the Law on Health and Family Planning," Hasanova said.
The bill will be re-developed and submitted to the parliament for discussion at the first reading at the decision of the commission.
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