Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Paris to protest allowing single women and women in same-sex relationships to have their assisted reproductive treatment founded by the state. Current French law allows state-funded Medically Assisted Procreation (PMA) only to opposite-sex couples who are officially married or confirmed to have been living together for 2 years and more. The draft bioethics law has been approved by France’s lower house of parliament, and would allow give all women the right to PMA, regardless of sexuality or marital/relationships status. But political and religious conservatives, many of them the same groups that demonstrated against the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013, marched past the French senate in a sign of protest against the bill. 42,000 protesters took part in the demonstration. The bioethics bill must now get the approval of the upper house, or French senate, before it can be passed into law.