The United Kingdom’s House of Commons has voted — 382 Members of Parliament “in favour” and 128 against — to introduce laws permitting “the creation of babies from three people.”
During the Commons debate, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison told the House “…this is light at the end of a very dark tunnel.”
Speaking of “dark tunnels”, from Dante’s Inferno:
THROUGH ME THE WAY INTO THE SUFFERING CITY,
THROUGH ME THE WAY TO THE ETERNAL PAIN,
THROUGH ME THE WAY THAT RUNS AMONG THE LOST.
JUSTICE URGED ON MY HIGH ARTIFICER;
MY MAKER WAS DIVINE AUTHORITY,
THE HIGHEST WISDOM, AND THE PRIMAL LOVE.
BEFORE ME NOTHING BUT ETERNAL THINGS
WERE MADE, AND I ENDURE ETERNALLY.
ABANDON EVERY HOPE, WHO ENTER HERE.
The Narrator’s guide explains:
“For we have reached the place of which I spoke,
where you will see the miserable people,
those who have lost the good of the intellect.”