HALIFAX, NS, Sept 16 ( – Alexander Cameron and Cheryl Smith of Halifax sued the Nova Scotia government for failing to pay their bill of $40,000 on four unsuccessful in vitro fertilization treatments. On Tuesday, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal rejected the couple’s claim for the money but two of the three judges said that the couple are victims of discrimination by the province.

The National Post quoted Justice David Chipman who accused the government of discrimination saying, “They are unequally treated because they are denied a medically recommended treatment appropriate for them. The fertile, on the other hand, have no restrictions on access to medicare for pre-natal treatments and treatments relating to childbirth.”  The only province which covers infertility treatments is Ontario.