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- Should human life be legally protected from the moment of fertilization?
Should human life be legally protected from the moment of fertilization?
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LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION .... NO EXCEPTION
Minister for Health Mary Harney said that she intends to bring forward proposals to government this year with a view to drafting legislation to govern the area of Assisted Human Reproduction and Embryonic Stem Cell research.We need to ensure that this legislation protects life from the moment of conception - and outlaws any form of embryo research or embryo destruction. Embryo research advocates such as the Irish Stem Cell Foundation continues to push Minister Harney to allow lethal research on human life.The Minister has said she will reference the recommendations of the Commission on Assisted Human Reproduction in drafting legislation - but those recommendations would allow for embryo research and cloning. A new report from the Life Institute reveals that the Commission was hand-picked for that purpose.Millions of euro have been invested by big pharma in embryonic stem cell research - but we need to make sure that Ireland's pro-life ethos does not fall.We are collecting signatures to send to Minister Harney to emphasize that the Irish people want all human life protected from conception to natural death, which includes the embryo.The petitions that will be signed and sent to Minister Harney states:“We, the undersigned, call on the Irish government to protect the right-to-life of the human embryo from conception, and demand a ban on any form of embryo research, and on the deliberate destruction of the human embryo.”