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Natallie Evans decision highlights tragedy of UK's IVF law

10 April 2007

Natallie Evans decision highlights tragedy of UK's IVF law London, 10 April 2007 - The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has commented on today's decision by the European Court to reject Ms Natallie Evans's request to use frozen embryos for IVF after her ex-partner withdrew consent. John Smeaton, SPUC national director, said: "The decision by the Grand Chamber of the European Court serves to highlight the absurdity and tragedy of UK legislation which permits in vitro fertilisation for various purposes. Human embryos who are, in reality, tiny human persons are reduced to the level of mere commodities - to be frozen or destroyed or used in destructive experiments, or implanted in a womb with a view to living a full and natural life - all at the discretion of scientists or lawyers or parents or others."

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