AD on IVF Parliamentary Recommendations


Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party welcomed the unanimous approval of the report on In Vitrio Fertilisation (IVF) by the Parliamentary Select Committee on Medically Assisted Procreation chaired by Hon Jean Pierre Farrugia.

Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said: ‘In particular AD welcomes the proposals contained in the report insofar as they address the IVF requirements of both married couples as well as those in a stable relationship. However AD notes that the report does not address access to IVF of those not in a stable relationship. This creates a void in the conclusions of the Select Committee which needs answers’.

Bernardette Mercieca, AD spokesperson for Health added:  ‘AD agrees with the emphasis which the report makes on the need to respect human life and the translation of this into a limitation on the number of embryos which IVF treatment will be permitted to produce coupled with the proposal for embryo adoption to utilise excess embryos. These proposals lay the foundation for ensuring that none of the embryos are destroyed’.

IVF: il-pozizzjoni ta’ AD

Alternattiva Demokratika laqgħet l-approvazzjoni unanima tar-rapport dwar l- In Vitrio Fertilisation (IVF) mill-kumitat parlamentari dwar il-prokreazzjoni bl-assistenza medika, liema kumitat hu mmexxi mill-Onor Jean Pierre Farrugia.

Michael Briguglio, chairperson ta’ AD, qal: ‘AD tilqa’ l-proposti li jaraw il-ħtiġijiet mhux biss ta’ min hu miżżewweġ iżda ukoll ta’ min qiegħed f’relazzjoni stabbli. AD iżda tinnota li r-rapport ma jindirizzax l-aċċess għall-IVF għal dawk li m’humiex f’relazzjoni stabbli. Dan joħloq vojt li jeħtieġ risposti fil-konklużjonijiet tal-kumitat parlamentari’.

Bernardette Mercieca, kelliema ta’ AD għas-saħħa, qalet:  ‘AD taqbel ma’ l-emfazi tar-rapport dwar il-ħtieġa li tiġi rrispettata l-ħajja umana u li ser ikun hemm limitu ta’ embrijuni li jiġu prodotti bit-trattament ta’ l-IVF, kif ukoll li hemm proposta dwar l-adozzjoni ta’ embrijuni żejda. Dawn il-proposti jiżguraw li l-ebda wieħed mill-embrijuni ma jiġi distrutt’.


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