Infertility treatment on the NHS is in an appalling state. Many health authorities refuse to fund any in-vitro fertilisation effort at all, and it is important to recognise that what is needed for the vast majority of couples requiring IVF is the bringing together of the mother's own egg and the father's own sperm in favourable circumstances. For most of us this procedure poses no moral problems.
It would be a great pity if this furore was to smokescreen the shameful lack of public funding for IVF to benefit many thousands of ordinary people for whom the desire is not for a 'designer baby', but simply for 'their baby'.
Upwell Health Centre
5 JanuaryReuse content