19 May 2008

Hybrid Embryos to be allowed

Amendment to ban creation of hybrid embryos defeated 336 to 176. Read more from the BBC.

The Guardian reports on the debate and also states that Ministers expects MPs to back the Governments plans to permit saviour siblings but are less confident that there will be support for the removal of the requirement to consider the need for a father before offering assisted reproduction services.

The Times also warns that the Government is braced for defeat.

The Independent believes there will be a close vote in its article in which Public Health Minister Dawn Primarolo states that the Bill has been hijacked.

Also read Pink News 'Human-animal embryos approved by the Commons' and 'Tory battle over lesbian parenting and need for a father'.

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