HUMAN rights campaigners were today celebrating the decision by MPs to scrap the need for a father before allowing women to seek IVF treatment.
They say the legislation will pave the way for a multitude of freedoms.
Toni Knowles, of the pressure group Equal Rights For Literally Everyone, said: "This decision is simply the politicians recognising what we all know - that to deny people what they want, even when it's not practical, is a very, very bad thing.
"Why should women not be able to have a baby just because they don't have a partner to impregnante them? It doesn't make sense.
"And for those people who say 'it's not natural' - have they never seen that bit in Jurassic Park when Sam Neill discovers the frog DNA has kicked in and the reptiles are having eggs all by themselves? Well it's the same thing here, sort of."
Former Embassy World Snooker Championships star Miss Knowles added: "We are now crossing our fingers and hoping similar concessions are made to other groups who society keeps holding back from getting what they want.
"I know of several blind people who have been denied the right to become airline pilots because of such petty discrimination. They are overjoyed by the MPs' bravery.
"And my little boy wants to play for United when he grows up. Why should his lack of footballing ability be an impediment? It's what he wants!
"But this decision opens the door of opportunity to people like them who cannot accept there are some things they just cannot do and, rightly, refuse any sort of compromise."