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The Telegraph's adulation of IVF pioneer Robert Edwards is nauseating

15 April 2013

Sir Robert Edwards was responsible for the invention of IVF

SPUC has criticised the adulatory obituary written by the Telegraph newspaper following the death of Professor Sir Robert Edwards, the inventor of IVF.

Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's communications manager, said: "The most notable things about Edwards is that IVF has resulted in the ending of the lives of millions of embryonic children, outnumbering over twenty-fold the number of children born following IVF.

"SPUC has often claimed that IVF is not primarily about helping couples with fertility problems but is driven by a desire of some scientists to 'play God' with human life." [John Smeaton, 11 April]

Related story: I wish IVF had never been invented, says heartbroken journalist [Mail, 15 April]

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