Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990: Section 3A

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th July 2003.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will enforce the law if attempts are made to use the eggs of aborted unborn babies in fertility treatments.

Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The use in fertility treatment of eggs taken from an aborted fetus is prohibited in the United Kingdom under Section 3A of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. The Government will require the law to be enforced should any attempt be made to breach the Act.

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