C.1. Is a physician required to respect the patient’s refusal of life-sustaining treatment C.2. Is passive euthanasia (Refraining from performing an act, for reasons of compassion, that results in the death of a person—refraining from initiating life-sustained treatment) lawful? C.3. Is active euthanasia (taking positive steps to end life) lawful? C.4. Is physician-assisted suicide (patient
D.1.Is it legal for a pregnant woman to terminate a pregnancy? If the answer is YES, then ask: D.1.1.1.Does the law impose any restriction on the exercise of her right? What are the restrictions? Conditions? Time range? (Physician certification, time, conditions,…) D.1.1.2. Is the cost of the procedure subsidized by the national health system? D.1.1.3.
A.1.Prenatal genetic diagnosis (PGD) A.1.1. Is it permissible? If the answer is YES, then ask: A.1.1.1. Are there any limiting circumstances? A.2.Reproductive tissue cryoconservation A.2.1. Is it permissible to cryopreserve oocytes for future insemination(s)? If the answer is YES, then ask: A.2.1.1. Are there any limiting circumstances? A.2.2. Is it permissible to cryopreserve sperm for
JOIN US! Send a message to monitor or review data New! LIST OF REVIEWERS A subsequent set of country reports together with synoptic tables will help getting the state of: A. assisted reproduction technologies (ART); B. research with human embryonic stem cells (hESC); C. end-of-life decisions; D. abortion and contraception; E. therapeutic uses of narcotic
The national congress of Luca Coscioni Association has started on www.lucacoscioni.it. It is being held on the internet, in order to allow as much as possible the participation of patients and people with disabilities. The congress represents an opportunity to get points of view and update on the issues covered by the second meeting of
The International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO has recently published its Report on Human Cloning and International Governance. The Report includes an analytical “Study on National Legislation concerning Human Cloning�?, be it reproductive or research/therapeutic, in 57 countries from Argentina to Vietnam. For further info: http://portal.unesco.org/shs/en/ev.php-URL_ID=12662&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
Last September 6, the first congress of Agorà digitale was held in Salerno (Italy). Agorà digitale is being supported by Luca Coscioni Association and the Nonviolent Radical Party to campaign for free internet as a due basis for free thinking. In an international perspective, the congress’ final declaration wishes a common transnational initiative for the
We hereby copy a two-part article by Barbara Forrest, Department of HiNews & Political Science, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA. Prof. Forrest took part in the second meeting of the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research. In this article she shares her personal experience of that event and people she met in Brussels, mainly Prof.