TO MATCH FEATURE ITALY-FERTILITY.
A doctor at the Alma Res fertility clinic in Rome works prepares eggs and sperm for an attempt at artificial insemination, June 7. Italians will vote this weekend on a referendum that, if passed, would significantly change a controversial fertility law that has shattered traditional political alliances and prompted the new Pope Benedict to wade into the fray. The referendum aims to relax the law, one of the most restrictive in Europe. Picture taken June 7. TO MATCH FEATURE ITALY-FERTILITY REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi AB/TZ