Submission from the ProLife Alliance
1. The issues raised by these proposals
are hugely controversial, particularly as the exact nature of
what may be created is yet to be determined. This is a question
that cannot and should not be resolved by the Ethics and Law Committee
of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. It is clear
that an in-depth debate on these matters is necessary to investigate
the scientific and moral implications arising from these proposals.
2. We do not make any recommendations on
the issue of regulation at this stage. We contend that legislation
in this area should be deferred until a full Parliamentary inquiry
into the scientific and ethical issues surrounding the creation
of hybrid and chimera embryos has taken place.