Rebecca Harris

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Rebecca Harris is the Conservative MP for Castle Point. She entered Parliament at the 2010 general election, taking the seat from Bob Spink.

Same-Sex Marriage

Rebecca Harris voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at its third reading in May 2013[1].

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Rebecca Harris voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial donation, which would allow women who carried mitochondrial diseases to give birth to children who would not inherit the disease[2]. 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[3]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[4]. After clearing both Houses mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.

References

  1. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Rebecca_Harris
  2. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2015-02-03&number=147&mpn=Rebecca_Harris
  3. http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2014-10-01_Mitochondrial_donation__an_introductory_briefing_note_-_final.pdf
  4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31063500

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