What happened to responsibility?
The last few days have seen some major ethical issues being debated in Parliament. I am generally disappointed by the way in which the voting has gone, if I am honest; something which probably won't surprise you.
I'm worried about potentially dangerous precedents which have been set, and wonder where the line will eventually get drawn (particularly regarding such things as hybrid embryos).
I think that Kester makes a fair point here about the IVF issue, and the fact that the father is no longer seen as important. Children aren't a commodity and should ideally be brought up by a parent of each gender. We all need a good male influence and a good female influence.
I was also disappointed by the abortion ruling, and one MP really wound me up when she put forward the argument that she'd "had an abortion at 21 weeks and it was so important for her because she just wasn't in a position in life to bring up children". I have no sympathy for her in that situation. Contraception isn't 100% effective, and if you're not prepared to cope with kids you shouldn't be having sex. Simple as. I despair at the number of people these days who can't look beyond their own 'needs' and could probably do with a dictionary to define responsibility.