Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (again)

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill has just completed its passage through the House of Lords and will be debated in the House of Commons in the next few weeks.

There are amendments to the Bill which would limit embryo research, recognise the need for children to have knowledge of their biological father, and which would reduce rather than increase the numbers of abortions. The Bill even allows the creation of animal and human hybrid embryos for research.

However the Labour Government will not allow its MPs in the House of Commons a free vote on matters relating to the Bill other than in relation to abortion.

If you are a British citizen, you can sign a petition on-line requesting that the Government allow all its members a free vote on all matters in the Bill which have caused great concern.

Here, you can sign the petition.