Euthanasia row over decision to end life support for French quadraplegic Vincent Lambert

A row has broken out over the controversial question of who should take responsibility for a comatose man after doctors refused to decide on ending life support, saying they feared for their safety. According to the parents of Vincent Lambert, 38, left a quadriplegic with severe brain damage after a 2008 motorbike accident. his doctors

Science, the landless frontier

There is a shifting balance in the relationship between science and technology. Corollary to this shift is a movement away from government-funded research investment to a more market-based approach. The geopolitical ramification are enormous. (Paolo Bianco) To read the article CLICK HERE.

Wisconsin: 20-Week Limit for Abortions Is Passed

The Republican-controlled State Assembly on Thursday approved a measure banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in a medical emergency. The bill goes to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature. Mr. Walker, who is set to announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, will sign the bill into law, a

Florida: Abortion Wait Blocked

A judge on Tuesday blocked a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and the Center for Reproductive Rights had sued, arguing that the law violates the right to privacy guaranteed in the State Constitution. Florida was scheduled to become the

Law 40/2004: Petition to the Parliament

The Constitutional Court is about to rule on the fundamental issue of embryo research. Whatever the Court’s ruling, the Italian Parliament may still intervene to lift a ban that is harmful both to research and health. For these reasons, we have prepared this petition which we ask you to sign. Promoters: Michele De Luca ,