A leading German researcher has told
In June this year, members of the CDU/CSU opposition publicly criticized the four-year-old council after Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder extended its life by another four years. The politicians said they were opposed to the council because discussions of bioethics belonged in the Bundestag's Enquete Commission for ethics and rights in modern medicine. They called the ethics council superfluous, alleging that the council had been basically a conduit to promote the views of Schroeder.
Last week, Maria Böhmer, deputy chairwoman of the CDU/CSU in the Bundestag, told