The ideas have attracted criticism with MPs suggesting that the procedure will create “genetically modified children” and could be noticed as tantamount to eugenics.
Speaking at a debate named by MPs concerned by the consultation Miss Ellison said: “As Parliament has debated advances in science like IVF ahead of, and considered and weighed in the balance their considerations towards the prospective advantages, so that will happen yet again.
“I am really particular that individuals will come to their own conclusion on these issues – these issues are normally determined as votes of conscience and I would be really stunned if this wasn’t the exact same. In reality I am confident it will be.”
Jacob Rees-Mogg, the MP for North East Somerset, who named the debate on the problem, stated young children born with donor DNA would be “genetically modified young children” and that making it possible for the process would sum to “tampering with human souls”.
He added that the consultation on three parent infants was a “fundamentally unsafe” street to go down. He recommended it could lead to families demanding designer babies with “blue eyes and blonde hair” and should be halted although much more evidence was gathered.
Mr Rees-Mogg explained: “Once this line has been crossed the argument towards going further is merely a matter of degree it is not absolute.
Bob Stewart, the Conservative MP for Beckenham, stated folks could unknowingly marry their brothers or sisters if they did not know they had more than two parents.
Most health specialists and scientists have backed the government claiming it heralds a new era in genetic medicine.
Professor Peter Braude, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at King’s School London, said: “I am pleased that the Government has been brave adequate to comply with by means of on their promises given during the 2008 revision of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, to deliver before Parliament an choice to help a small but deserving portion of society blighted with the spectre of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their youngsters.