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Monday, March 13, 2006

More on the IVF Embryos case

I don't really know quite how to call it but that clunky title will have to suffice. I posted on the case here yesterday.
John Moloney, member of the 3 person subcommittee on the CAHR report said in today's Irish Times that "Clearly there are some recommendations that we are simply unable to comment upon because they centre upon the whole issue of when life begins, and that is not in the remit of our committee to decide on."
True.
The subcommittee does have 2 other interesting members - Fiona O'Malley and Mary Henry, neither known for their impartial stances on this issue.

The IT report ends with a quote from Berry Kiely from the Pro Life Campaign -
Whether or not the human embryo is implanted it has a dignity and value by virtue of its humanity and has a right to be cared for and protected from harm . . . We need a more open debate on assisted human reproduction in Ireland

The Examiner reports that the government is not planning a referendum this year to clarify the status of the human embryo under the constitution. That's not exactly surprising news, is it?

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Anonymous EWI said...

If the pro-life Christian crowd are to follow the logic of their own argument then they ought to be pushing for IVF to be banned/refusing to partake of it themselves.

It's as simple as that.

March 14, 2006 10:38 p.m.  
Blogger Auds said...

Not really EWI. From a pro-life view point IVF is fine as long all embryos are given a chance at implantation and not destroyed/experimented upon.

March 19, 2006 11:18 p.m.  

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