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    Re: MPs say yes to three-person babies

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    In the case ot egg donations it depends on the jurisdiction who must pay.
    True, but the point is that this isn't introducing a whole new situation in that aspect. Existing laws and precident should apply (and in the UK at least, we're fairly sensible about that kind of thing).

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    Re: MPs say yes to three-person babies

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    True, but the point is that this isn't introducing a whole new situation in that aspect. Existing laws and precident should apply (and in the UK at least, we're fairly sensible about that kind of thing).
    That is true, except we will need to decide who gets the kid when.

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    Re: MPs say yes to three-person babies

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    That is true, except we will need to decide who gets the kid when.
    No more than we need to decide in relation to egg donors. The principles will (should!) already be in place in statue and case law but individual cases will still be decided on an individual basis. I do think there can be a general issue (and I must say it seems common in the USA) that because so many people (e.g. voters) find this kind of thing distasteful or inappropriate that legislators don't want to be seen establishing the clear legal basis necessary and thus you get the occasional controversial case.

    I honestly think you're making too much out of this element because of the misleading "3-parent baby" headlines giving the false impression that there is some kind of stronger genetic link between the donor and the child here than there is in existing fertility procedures. In fact, some existing methods would establish a much stronger link between the 3-party than this (which can pose actual legal difficulties).

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