Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health

General Scheme of Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017: Discussion (Resumed)

9:00 am

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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Ms O'Friel said substantial evidence exists that children are growing up unhappy. Does she have any actual evidence? There is much anecdotal evidence from people's friends and so on. What evidence that we could interrogate is there? Is there anything more substantial than saying there are potentially thousands of cases? There is the longitudinal study, which is welcome because it will help us and give us something with which we can critically engage, but is there any substantial evidence?