Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Human Fertilisation, Embryology and Frankenstein Bill

Yesterday, the British parliament voted to permit the creation of human-animal hybrids. Unfortunately, the current prime minister will have to wait until it permits human-vegetable hybrids before he finds himself on the right side of the law.
Frit notes that the amendment in question, which sought to ban mere straightforward, logical scientific research, was voted down with a majority of 160, whilst the amendment that tried to prevent the truly disgusting creation of “saviour siblings”, i.e. people born as spare parts suppliers to their older brothers and sisters, was voted down with an astonishing majority of 279 on the basis that as long as the names of those brothers and sisters are only engraved on the hapless creature’s bone marrow and not on its giblets its okay!

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