Posted by SCMO on 28th August 2002 in Christianity |
Statement from Archbishop Mario Conti Archbishop of Glasgow and member of the Bishops' Joint Bioethics Committee. 28 August 2002 "embryos
are not clusters of exploitable cells." "The storage of thousands of human embryos
is proposed by the Medical Research Council, they would be used in the development of gene therapies. They are subject to experiments and destroyed. These embryos
are either "superfluous" i.e.; left over from in-vitro fertilisation procedures or created specifically as a bank of such cells. Time and time again serious and well-informed commentators, including person
s within the medical profession have called for a public debate...