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RIGHT TO LIFE NEW ZEALAND INC. submission on assisted reproductive technology to ACART

Updated: Jun 21

Director ACART

Dear Sir

1. This is a submission prepared on behalf of Right to Life by Philip Creed, Vice President of right to Life NZ Inc.

2. The views expressed in this submission represent the views of the executive of this society, and may represent the views of some or most of the membership.


Since the advent of In vitro fertilisation in 1978, the advance of modern medicine has seen starling and welcome advances in medical techniques, technology and potential for curing or treating diseases , illnesses, medical conditions and inheritable conditions which hitherto had been untreatable.

Gene editing, once seen a science fiction, is now a reality. Treatment of infertilitiy, cancer, and other medical conditions owes much to research techniques and methods devised after much research.