Government to look at legislation on embryos

Health Minister Mary Harney will bring proposals to the Government next year aimed at putting laws in place to govern assisted human reproduction.

The Irish Times today quotes a Government spokesman as saying they fully accept the responsibility to put proposals in place.

The Supreme Court yesterday found frozen human embryos are not covered under the constitutional "right to life" of the unborn, and criticised the state's failure to put regulations in place for fertility treatment.


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