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‘Deadly day’ in Britain as House of Commons passes embryo bill (okays animal-human hybrids)
CNA ^ | October 24, 2008

Posted on 10/24/2008 1:37:50 PM PDT by NYer

London, Oct 24, 2008 / 04:45 am (CNA).- In what one pro-life leader called a “deadly day in the history of Britain,” the House of Commons on Wednesday approved legislation allowing scientists to create animal-human hybrids for medical research. The bill also allows the creation of “savior siblings” genetically matched to sick siblings and eases access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for lesbians and single women by eliminating requirements for clinics to consider a child’s need for a father.

The Human Embryology and Fertilization Bill passed by 355 votes to 129, Agence France Presse reports. The bill now heads to the House of Lords and could become law by November.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown backed the measure citing its potential to help future generations. Brown’s son has cystic fibrosis, a disease which could reportedly benefit from future embryo research.

Sixteen MPs from Brown’s Labor Party, including the Catholic former minister Ruth Kelly, voted against the bill.

Nadine Dorries, a member of the Conservative Party, argued that loopholes in the bill could allow scientists to attempt crossbreeding between humans and animals.

"Of all the experimental possibilities debated in the course of this bill, surely none is quite so utterly repulsive as the possibility of seeking to inseminate animals with human sperm," she said, the AFP reports.

All sides complained that the government had blocked a discussion on reforming the abortion laws. According to SIR, the vote rejected a law that authorizes abortion in Northern Ireland.

John Smeaton, director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, responded to the passage of the full bill.

“Today is a deadly day in the history of Britain.” he told SIR. “Parliament approved a law that extends the lethal abuse of the more vulnerable members of our society. The future generations will read this macabre law and will wonder how a nation that should be civil may have debased human life so much.”

“Our only consolation is that thousands of people all over the country have joined their efforts in sympathy with the unborn children,” he added, stating that leaders such as Cardinal Keith O’Brien and Bishop Patrick O’Donoghue “have shown that taking strong, clear, brave positions may put the holiness of human life at the head of the public debate. Very many doctors, lawyers and academicians have defended the weakest of the weak.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bioethics; chimera; embryos; hybrids; ivf; uk

1 posted on 10/24/2008 1:37:50 PM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 10/24/2008 1:38:58 PM PDT by NYer ("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: NYer

Always someone around ready to create a new class of slaves. England, unfortunately, has taken the lead on the Commies.


3 posted on 10/24/2008 1:41:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NYer

We must be living in the end times.


4 posted on 10/24/2008 1:41:53 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: NYer

This will not end well.


5 posted on 10/24/2008 1:43:52 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (When I say Obama. You say Ayers.....Obama! Ayers!)
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To: nobama08

If Obama wins the election then you know for sure we are indeed “living in the end times.”


6 posted on 10/24/2008 1:45:01 PM PDT by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: NYer

DISGUSTING.........Do these people even have souls?


7 posted on 10/24/2008 1:46:19 PM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: NYer

This is one genie we want back in the bottle.


8 posted on 10/24/2008 1:46:42 PM PDT by FreedomFerret
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To: NYer

I’m totally speechless with mouth open


9 posted on 10/24/2008 1:49:22 PM PDT by ladymac
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To: NYer

Great Britain is so far gone in secular, multicultural madness that nothing they do now surprises me. The only thing that will put an end to this kind of thing is the eventual - and very likely - rise of an Islamic state in the place of the morally bankrupt and thoroughly corrupt ruling class that now holds power. Which simply replaces one culture of death with a deadlier one. The current culture of death is intent only on killing itself while the coming culture is intent on killing everybody else.


10 posted on 10/24/2008 1:49:55 PM PDT by scory
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To: scory

When did Dean Koontz become an MP?


11 posted on 10/24/2008 1:53:44 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: FES0844

I seriously believe that.


12 posted on 10/24/2008 1:53:59 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: nobama08

The Clonus Horror - 1979


13 posted on 10/24/2008 1:55:18 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NYer

Something else the Great O will bring to our shores.


14 posted on 10/24/2008 1:56:56 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: NYer

They have already done it. The results are now blathering in the house of lords and commons, or whatever they call them.


15 posted on 10/24/2008 1:58:54 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

OMG ping


16 posted on 10/24/2008 2:02:29 PM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: NYer
Dear Bill O’Reilly,

Please explain to us again how there’s no such thing as a slippery slope.

Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. Matthew 18:14

18 posted on 10/24/2008 2:24:07 PM PDT by mykroar (A little science estranges men from God, but much science leads them back to Him. - Louis Pasteur)
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To: lonevoice

One word: sick


19 posted on 10/24/2008 3:55:49 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: NYer

I just loaned the book ‘Next’ (Michael Crichton) to a Liberal co-worker. She’s been reading it and reporting back to me each week on how it’s freaking her out.

I told her Crichton is always on the cutting edge, so I am printing this out to give to her as well...and will tell her to vote for McCain/Palin this November, versus Obama-Lama-Ding-Dong who leaves newborns to die in linen closets and has no objections to genetic experiments between man and animal.

*SHIVER*

Yep. The needs of YOUR child, PM Brown, come before the needs of mine and future hybrid generations. Not!


20 posted on 10/24/2008 5:19:49 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: NYer

Leviticus and Deuteronomy prohibt such abominations. Hmmmm.


21 posted on 10/25/2008 12:31:39 AM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: NYer

Absolutely horrified to read this! Just as bad or worse than clining, IMHO.


22 posted on 10/25/2008 6:41:43 AM PDT by tob2 (No retreat!)
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