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A Theologians' Brief: On the place of the human embryo within the Christian tradition and the theological principles for evaluating its status (2001)
Submitted to the House of Lords Select Committee on Stem Cell Research by an ad hoc group of Christian theologians from the Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox and Reformed traditions.*
Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics Joint Response to the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft) Bill (2007)
Cloning and Stem Cell Research (2001)
A submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on Stem Cell Research. Key issues discussed: stem cells - embryonic stem cells - adult stem cells - moral status of the embryo - twinning - purposes of cloning (birth, research, exploitation of tissue) - public policy
HFEA consultation on mitochondrial replacement (2013)
The Centre's submission to an HFEA consultation on mitochondrial replacement.

The pdf is available here.
Human Reproductive Technologies and the Law (2004)
Life or Lifestyle? The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (2008)
Helen Watt offers a brief analysis of the issues surrounding this controversial bill. A pdf is available here.
Linacre Centre Submission to the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Government Proposals for the Regulation of Hybrids and Chimeras (2007)
Response to the Department of Health Consultation on Procedures for the Approval of Independent Sector Places for Termination of Pregnancy (2014)
The Anscombe Centre responds to a consultation on the RSOPs (Required Standard Operating Procedures) for independent abortion providers.

A pdf of the response is available here.