Marialiese Flemming

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For a member of the 4 Marys, see Mary Fleming.

Marialiese Flemming (b. 16 December 1933 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria) is an Austrian Member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the European People's Party (Austrian People's Party domestically) and was first elected during the 1996 European Parliament election for Austria. Her European Parliamentary career ended on 19 July 2004.[1]

Since 1999, Flemming has served on various European Union-related delegations, committees and groups, including the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy, and sporadically as a substitute on the Committee on Women's Rights (a precursor to the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality which exists today) and the Committee on Research, Technological Development and Energy.[1]

Flemming also held views on human cloning in line with that of the other Christian Democrat Members of the European Parliament. In 2003, she tabled more than 80 amendments[2] in the European Parliament to further restrict cloning research in European Union member states, suggesting the use of adult stem cells for use in research as opposed to embryos.[3] Flemming was reported by The Telegraph as saying that the creation of embryos for the purpose of medical treatment is immoral because the "individual characteristics of a person" are created at the moment of conception.[2]

In 2004, Czech Radio reported that the future European Commissioner for Health & Consumer Protection, Pavel Telička, had been involved in heated debate with Flemming over the issue of the Temelín Nuclear Power Station, a Czech nuclear power station positioned close to the border with nuclear-free Austria. Even though these debates had occurred, Flemming was reported to describe Telicka as "sensational and absolutely perfect".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marialiese Flemming - Your MEPs: European Parliament. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
  2. ^ a b Is this the end for human cloning? - Highfield, R. The Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
  3. ^ MEPs vote against stem cell research - The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
  4. ^ Telicka passes EP test with flying colours - Czech Radio. Retrieved 2010-02-10.