Sunday, February 11, 2007

HFEA encourages legalisation of hybrids

Background briefing.

From CFNews: Government plans to ban the creation of human-animal hybrids in the laboratory have been dealt a serious blow after the regulatory body on embryos backed the research. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has told MPs that it does not believe the innovative research, which could help patients with Alzheimer's disease, should be outlawed. MPs are calling on the Government to reverse its decision to ban the creation of hybrid embryos, which scientists believe could further research into incurable conditions such as motor neurone disease. The authority believes that research should be permitted as long as the embryos created in the laboratory are destroyed by the age of two weeks and are not used in human fertility treatments.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen