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LONDON, May 16, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Britain’s Court of Appeal has ruled that a couple can go ahead and create a designer baby from which to take spare parts in hopes of curing their four-year-old son. Shahani and Raj Hashmi’s son Zain has beta-thalassaemia, which could possibly be cured by a bone marrow transplant using “material” from babies created through IVF purely for the extraction of genetically matching bone marrow.  The decision is a setback for the pro-life group, Comment on Reproductive Ethics (CORE), which had previously challenged that decision at the High Court and won, forcing the Hashmis to seek treatment abroad. But the Appeal Court’s Lord Justice Schiemann said his ruling would not create a “free-for-all,” but that future cases would be decided on their merits.  For BBC News coverage:  https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3033841.stm

For previous LifeSite coverage:  UK COURT OF APPEALS OVERTURNS HIGH COURT BAN ON ‘DESIGNER BABIES’  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/apr/03040803.html

BRITISH COUPLE WANTS DESIGNER BABY FOR SPARE PARTS https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/jan/03010904.html

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