Dutch Embryo Act expansion set to include carriers of hereditary diseases
Two leading coalition parties in the Netherlands want to see another amendment in the nation’s Embryo Act. The Liberal Party VVD and Social Democrats D66 hope that parents will be able to select embryos as a means to prevent potential carriers of life-threatening diseases such as haemophilia or cystic fibrosis.
Dutch coalition clashes over embryo legislation
The Dutch ruling ChristianUnion (CU) party warns its liberal coalition partners not to permit artificially growing embryos. ChristianUnion leader Gert-Jan Segers warns for "political borders".
Dutch Christian Democrats plea for liberalisation embryo research
The Dutch Christian Democrats are swifting to defend embryo research in the case of inherited genetic disease. "Where suffering can be solved, we have a moral obligation to do so."