I'm pretty much speechless here. In a move that seems to be designed to save the Quebec health care system money, a bill in the Quebec National Assembly will make it illegal for women over the age of 42 to receive In Vitro Fertilization. The rationale seems to be that women over 40 have a higher risk for complications, but a fertility Doctor quoted in the article says that the number of women undergoing IVF is small, and the additional costs due to age related complications are generally modest.

The bill would fine Doctors $50 000 for performing the procedure or even referring the patient to a fertility clinic outside of the province.

I don't know about anyone else, but I smell a Charter challenge in the air if this bill goes through.

I also find this a little strange from a province that has in the past been a bit desperate to up its birth rate.