Health Committee Nomination
In February 2015 Heather Wheeler voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial donation, which would allow women who carried mitochondrial diseases to have genetically related children who would not inherit the disease. An October 2014 briefing report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which had been investigating the issue for three years, stated that there was no evidence to show that mitochondrial donation was unsafe. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed. After clearing both Houses mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.
Plymouth Brethren and the Charity Commission
Ms Wheeler contributed to a Parliamentary debate in November 2012: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2012-11-13a.36.0
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