Animal / Human hybrids
Taking, making and faking life
Andrea Minichiello Williams of the Lawyers Christian Fellowship and Christian Concern for our Nation brings some vital information on the Sexual Orientations Bill and the Draft Human Tissue and Embryo Bill.
Andrea issues a strong challenge to the Christian community to pray and to engage with these issues at every level.
To listen to a Chirstians Together interview with Andrea <click here>.
In the most recent newsletter on the subject she says::
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority are holding a public meeting to discuss the issues raised through the Hybrids and Chimeras consultation.
This is a key piece of legislation. When hearing evidence last week the Parliamentary Committee was told by journalists “the public don’t care about these issues” – our MPs and Peers have been fed the view that people do not care whether scientists are allowed the power to combine the genetic material of animals and humans to create hybrids.
It is vital that Christians take this opportunity to stand up publicly for the sanctity of God-breathed human life – MPs must hear the message that many in the public do believe that humans are clearly distinct in the creation plan from the animal and plant life that God has placed on the earth.
The meeting is being held from 6 - 8pm on Tuesday 26th June at Jurys Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN.
The meeting is being chaired by TV's Nick Ross and there will be an opportunity for people to put questions to a panel made up of:
Dr Lyle Armstrong - Lecturer in Stem Cell biology, University of Newcastle
Rev. Dr. Stephen Bellamy - Vicar of St. James' church Birkdale, Southport
Josephine Quintavalle - Co-founder of Comment on Reproductive Ethics (CORE)
Christine Young - Special Parkinson's Research Interest Group
John Cornwell - Director of the Science and Human Dimension Project at Jesus College, Cambridge and regular writer for The Tablet
There will be votes taken on the evening in order to gauge public opinion on this issue: a strong show of opposition to this worrying proposed law will have a real impact.
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