Embryo bill introduction ethically deplorable
6 November 2007
Embryo bill introduction "ethically deplorable" Westminster, 6th November 2007 - The announcement in the Queen's Speech that the government will introduce the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill allowing the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos has been described as "deplorable" by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).
Anthony Ozimic, SPUC political secretary, commented: "Today is a fateful day for Britain and for the world, because the government's bill represents an unprecedented attack upon the dignity of human life, seeking to lead the world in truly sinister experiments - the creation of human-animal hybrids and the genetic modification of human beings. These developments, and the financial motivation behind them, are ethically deplorable. We have had a very positive response to our campaign against the bill among the general public, and we are using that support to call upon members of both Houses of Parliament to vote on principle against the bill as a whole at the first opportunity."