04 April 2007

IVF Debate

HFEA: The best possible start to lifeJohn Humphrys noted this morning that having children is not a right. Given that:

  1. IVF carries serious long-term risks for both mother and any children arising from the procedure especially, we learn today, if multiple eggs are implanted,
  2. Infertility is not a condition that poses any risks or handicaps to the individual or couple affected, and
  3. There are approximately 4,000 children currently waiting for adoption placements in the UK,
I do wonder whether NHS resources (i.e. money raised from tax-payers) ought not to be focused on those who are suffering from genuine illness and disease.