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28 September 2023
Buying and selling human embryos and foetuses: first EU yes
A draft European Parliament (SoHo) regulation approved by a majority of Liberals, Socialists and Greens definitively opens up the cross-border market for 'substances of human origin' including gametes, embryos and foetuses. With the risk that national legislations may be bypassed by virtue of Brussels' instructions
The European Parliament approved in the first instance a proposal for a regulation that equates human embryos with cells and tissues, calling them 'substances of human origin', and opens the door to eugenics and industrial uses. The proposed regulation on quality and safety standards for substances of human origin intended for human application (or SoHO regulation) was approved on 12 September by a large majority of socialists, greens and liberals, despite the alarm raised by various expert organisations. Officially the [...]
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