Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill

Pink News has picked up on some of the stories surrounding the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, currently before the House of Commons. The most recent draft of the Bill together with details of its progress can viewed here. The stories focus around MPs being given a free vote on sections of the Bill.
The Bill would replace the current need for doctors to consider the need for a father when decided whether or not to provide such treatments with the need for supportive parenting.

You can view the Pink News stories here and here.

My criticism of the Bill is the same as that of a colleague of mine, Donna Whitehead who has published some material in the New Law Journal on this. Essentially, this Bill is not radical enough and continues to perpetuate outdated models of the family.

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