Treasurer of Luca Coscioni Association awarded LeaDer – Liberal Democrat Local and Regional Politicians Awards

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

Monitoring freedom of research and cure in Italy

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)

The 2010 Nobel Prize for Medicine recognizes scientific achievement beyond ideological preconceptions

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.

The open source biology movement. Interview with Dr. Jefferson by Matteo Angioli

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

The Proposed End of Life Choices (Scotland) Bill. An Interview with Margo MacDonald, MSP

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

Monitoring freedom of research and cure in New South Wales (Australia)

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

Freedom of research in United Kingdom

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)

Drugs: the Radicals participate in the Vienna Declaration, requesting that Ban Ki Moon supports the decriminalisation

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

Freedom of research in Québec (Canada)

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)

IVF in Poland. World Congress helps the Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning facing Church’s prohibitionism

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