This page was created on 25 August 2011 and updated on 25 August 2011. Please send any information you may have about this charity to Anthony Ozimic, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to SPUC HQ. For any older information about this charity or other charities, please see the 2006 edition of SPUC's Charities Bulletin.
The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is an umbrella body for some of the most powerful medical research charities' campaigns in support of destructive experimentation on human embryos and screening to eliminate the risk of hereditary diseases.
One of many examples of AMRC's support for unethical medical research is the support it gave to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. In a briefing for parliamentarians it said:
SPUC comment: Human embryos are human beings from the moment of their conception (fertilisation or an analogous form of creation such as cloning). Removing stem cells from them abuses and usually kills them. The creation of hybrid embryos is also unethical.