Letter: 'Designer' babies: false concerns, researchers' arrogance, threat to life

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Sir: I fail to see the moral problems with using eggs from aborted foetuses for fertility treatment (3 January). The only moral problems are with the abortion itself. Given that the abortion would have taken place anyway, I fail to understand who could be harmed by using the foetal tissue for the benefit of others.

Who precisely are the children that Virginia Bottomley, Secretary of State for Health, is seeking to safeguard? The only children that seem to be involved are those who are not being born due to either abortions or lack of donor eggs. Allowing abortions, but not using the eggs from those abortions does not seem in the interest of either group.

Yours sincerely,



3 January