Letter: Incomplete recipe

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AS A RETIRED doctor whose work embraced treatment for infertility, I am interested in Carolyn Neill's frozen eggs ("Perfection or two gay dads", 19 December). As a parent I am interested in whose sperm it is hoped to use to fertilise the eggs. To date I have not read or heard anything about a putative father. Nor have I learnt anything about the outlook for Carolyn Neill's cancer.

Both these points must surely be taken into consideration by those who have to decide if it is ethically justifiable to allow one of these eggs to be gestated. Much heat has been raised against the decision of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, but perchance they know something we do not.