So called therapeutic cloning will inevitably lead to reproductive cloning. A new debate is beginning, which if allowed, would permit the use of DNA from three people to make a child.
“British couples could soon be able to have babies created using DNA from two women and a man as part of a revolutionary human cloning technique.
Controversial legislation due to be debated by politicians this week sets out ways to allow test-tube babies to be created from the biological material from three parents.
The laws would allow an embryo to be created from the nucleus of one woman’s egg, her partner’s sperm and another woman’s mitochondria, the material surrounding an egg’s nucleus and which promotes cell growth.”
I was on the Montel Williams show once with a woman who used this technique. You may wonder WHY? would anyone do this? Seems her eggs were ‘bad’ but she wanted her child to be part her in some small way. So another woman’s egg was used to ‘prop’ her egg up.
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.