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11/16/2010
On Monday 15 November Rocco Berardo, treaurer of Luca Coscioni Association and regional councilman of Region Lazio, was awarded a prize for Achievement in Opposition at regional level. The award was granted by ALDE Group - Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the framework of LeaDer - Liberal Democrat Local and Regional Politicians Awards. The reason was: "For his determined and successful effort, while in a position of minority, as the sole voice defending and promoting civil and health rights, the 2010 LeaDeR in the Category of Achievement in Opposition at Regional Level is Mr...
10/26/2010
Italy was surveyed by the Library of the European Parliament - DG Presidency. Last update: December 2008. Please note that many changes intervened in the meantime, mainly in the field of assisted reproduction and pharmacological abortion. Any peer review of data is welcome. (see attachment)
10/05/2010
Statement by Filomena Gallo - solicitor, president of the Associazione Amica Cicogna, and vice Secretary of Luca Coscioni Association for freedom of scientific research The 2010 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded to Robert Edwards, thus recognizing his status as father of IVF and as one who enabled millions of pregnancies and births worldwide. Furthermore, this recognizes scientific achievement beyond ideological preconceptions, something that is forced upon the lives of those Italian citizens who require medical assistance in order to conceive: in Italy, law 40/2004 prohibits the use...
09/24/2010
Interview Dr. Jefferson 22/09/2010 Q. The first one is, if you could just describe for us, by and large, the open source biology movement. Well, first I don't choose to call it that. Biology is a field of study whereas open source is a mode of innovation. And they're very different. So we describe it as biological open source or biological innovation through open source. If we must use the expression open source - which I must admit I also have my own concerns about - I think biological open source or biological innovation through open source, ('BIOS)' is preferred. The part that makes it...
09/23/2010
New South Wales was surveyed by the students of Bryant University, RI, USA. Last update: March 2009. Any peer review of data is welcome Table of content: A. Artificial reproduction technologies (ART) B. Research with human embryonic stem cells (hESC) C. End-of-life decisions D. Abortion and contraception A. Artificial reproduction technologies (ART) Australia was one of the pioneering countries when it comes to the use of Artificial Reproductive Technology. They were one of the first countries to embark into this realm of research. The law here reflects the general desire of the...
09/23/2010
by Francesco Sani 21st April 2010 F. S.: The first question I want to ask you is with regard to your bill [on End of Life Choices]: there have been a few precedents to the bill, and the last one was last year with Lord Falconer; in view of that, and of Lord Joffe’s attempts before, I was wondering what hopes you had for the bill to go through. M. MacD.: Well, I have higher hopes than I would have had this time last year, because there is so much opinion poll evidence now, and I can prove just how much public interest and how much public support there is. Quite a number of organisations such...
08/23/2010
United Kingdom was surveyed by the Library of the European Parliament - DG Presidency. Last update: December 2008. Any peer review of data is welcome (see attachment)
08/05/2010
03/08/2010 Joint declaration by the Nonviolent Radical Party transnational and transparty, Luca Coscioni Association and the International Anti-prohibitionist League For decades, staff working with HIV-positive patients or patients with drug addiction have collected scientific evidence bearing witness to the failings of prohibitionist policies; however, reading this data from an ideological standpoint one could easily ignore the devastating effects of the “drugs war�? in terms of public health: number of deaths and levels of infection, recovery, and cure. When political powers decide to...
07/27/2010
Québec (Canada) was surveyed by the students of Bryant University, RI, USA. Last update: March 2009. Any peer review of data is welcome. A special thanks to Sidney Altman, Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Professor of Chemistry; Member of Yale faculty since 1971 Monitoring freedom of research and cure in QUEBEC (CANADA) Table of content: A. Artificial reproduction technologies (ART) B. Research with human embryonic stem cells (hESC) C. End-of-life decisions D. Abortion and contraception A. Artificial reproduction technologies (ART) ART in Québec...
07/20/2010
Last June 30 the Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning held a press conference to challenge Church's prohibitionism on IVF. An open letter by Luca Coscioni Association and the Nonviolent Radical Party was read on that occasion. According to Luca Coscioni Association the right to health has no national barriers, since it is a fundamental and universal human right. To endorse this right in a concrete way our association together with the Nonviolent Radical Party, transnational and transparty campaigns at the United Nations, the European Parliament and worldwide. Polish version FROM...

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