The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Wednesday that provinces have the right to regulate in vitro fertilization and some forms of assisted human reproduction.
The top court ruled on contentious portions of the federal Assisted Human Reproduction Act, which the Quebec government successfully argued infringes on provincial jurisdiction.
The split decision allows provinces to regulate health aspects of fertility clinics.
Frozen human embryos created for in vitro fertilization. The Supreme Court of Canada has clarified federal and provincial jursidictions for assisted human reproduction. (Ian Hodgson/Reuters)