UK: Parliament allows fabrication of “children with 3 parents”

The House of Commons today voted by 328 to 182 in favour of allowing Mitochondrial DNA transfer, thereby ignoring fundamental ethical issues, safety concerns and the wishes of the general public.

Robert Flello MP speaking against the regulation pointed to the unnecessary haste and lack of trials as being cause for grave concern: “The Human Fertilisation and Embryology authority (HFEA) themselves acknowledge that in approving this there is a significant chance of mutant DNA being created.”  He concluded: “This shows the ridiculous nonsense of trying to ram through this law in no time at all.  We should get it right, with proper parliamentary scrutiny.”

The focus now turns to the House of Lords where the matter will be debated on 23rd February.

More information is available on the website of CARE for Europe.


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