Once again I should be getting ready to go to sleep, instead I’ve distracted myself with a discussion on Radio 4 regarding the votes tomorrow.
The votes… ah, yes; there’s a vote taking place in the commons tomorrow regarding the Human Fertility and Embryology bill. In part this is about whether it’s OK to choose embryos before fertility to create children as donors. There’s also another part of the bill which enables the creation of human-animal hybrids. Now I don’t think we’re talking about creating creatures that are half human half cow… but I could be wrong.
There’s also other votes about whether it’s OK for lesbian couples to receive fertility treatment/or maybe it’s to do with adoption… and something else about the limit on abortion…
Anyway, there’s lots going on and I have to admit that up until this evening I wasn’t really paying attention. Some of it (as I’m sure is clear from the above) I don’t fully follow, even less have an opinion about yet. But, I think I should. I also think that it’s worth a prayer or two over the next couple of days. This country is changing – we seem to introduce laws for fun and think they are going to solve all problems – but it doesn’t work like that.
One of the commentators on the radio was saying that he thought that it was OK for same sex couples to be parents and single females to receive fertility treatment. However, when discussing knife crime he had to admit that it was important for young people to have a father figure, if possible a full-time father at home.