I am absolutely disgusted at the latest trends in human embryo abuse in Great Britain.
During the next session of Parliament, beginning in November, MPs hope to:
> extend the definition of embryo to include those created by cloning and other processes;
> widen grounds for testing of human embryos to decide whether to transfer them to the womb;
> widen grounds for research on human embryos that are not going to be transferred to the womb, and
> permit the creation of interspecies embryos (hybrids, cybrids, chimeras, genetically altered embryos).
This has all been decided by scientists who seem to have lost respect for human life. They tell us that they need to experiment in order to find cures for debilitating diseases, but, so far, there are no treatments available using embryonic cells, whereas there are 70 or more developed treatments using adult stem cells.
Scientists, by wanting to legalise the creation of interspecies (animals and humans mixed), are entering a Frankenstein scenario. I do not believe that the taxpaying public wants to support such experimentation, although backing ethical research to discover cures.
However, there has not been any public consultation, so we must rely on our MPs to vote the draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill, which contains the above proposals, out of existence.
Rita Brennan, Rasharkin