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Heart of the Matter: Children of the Dead

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Joan Bakewell hosts the first of four debates on ethical and moral issues.
This week, is it right for women to be inseminated with the sperm of their dead husbands? Diane Blood is fighting for the right to have the baby she and her late husband planned. On the other hand, Steven Davies believes his girlfriend's dignity and identity were forgotten when she was kept artificially alive, against his wishes, for the sake of their unborn baby. Professor Robert Snowden, a founder member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, argues that human beings should not be treated as commodities and life should be God-given rather than man-made.
(Stereo)

Contributors

Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Steven Davies
Unknown: Professor Robert Snowden
Producer: Anna Laura Malago
Series Editor: Anne Reevell






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