Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Australian Churches slam stem cell legislation

The Catholic and Anglican churches both believe legislation passed by the NSW Parliament to overturn a ban on stem cell research was wrong.

The bill to allow the research, also known as somatic cell nuclear transfer, passed state parliament on Tuesday night after a 27-13 conscience vote in the upper house.

The Catholic Church described the legislation as immoral while the Anglicans said it had serious ethical implications.

The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, said he did not believe there had been a wide enough debate on the issue. Read more

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