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Monday, 18 June, 2001, 07:09 GMT 08:09 UK
Single women lose IVF rights
With most of the votes counted in a referendum in Slovenia, it appears that unmarried women have lost the right to have babies through in-vitro fertilisation.

The law allowing single women to use the method only came into effect two months ago.

But it has sparked weeks of heated debate in Slovenia - a mostly Roman Catholic country - culminating in conservative groups forcing the referendum.

More than 70% of the votes counted so far are against the law.

If the final result confirms the trend, the law will be suspended. In-vitro fertilisation will still be available to married women.

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