Embryo Research With the upcoming vote on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill the RC Church is once again putting religious dogma before common sense. With less than 10% of the âChristianâ population (2001 consensus, 66% of population categorise themselves as Christians) attending church once a month or more. Can The Church claim to be the âvoice of public opinionâ in an increasingly secular society? Furthermore are the Religious leaders of this country capable of informed and impartial debate on âHot Topicsâ or does their adherence to the dogma of their faith make them incapable of reasoned judgement? My own opinion is that the Churches should stick to devil dodging and god bothering and leave policy making to politicians and civil servants (with sufficient information provided from relevant sources), instead of grandstanding in order to raise their public profiles.