Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018

Italian court rules reproductive law 'violates human rights'


Rome, December 12 - A court in Florence on
Wednesday ruled that an Italian law banning the use of embryos
for scientific purposes was unconstitutional.
The case, which now goes before the Constitutional Court,
regarded a couple who underwent fertility treatments and asked
that the leftover embryos be donated to research.
Judges ruled that Law 40 violates fundamental citizen
rights regarding health and the freedom of research.
Parts of the law were struck down this summer by the
European Court of Human Rights.
The court, based in Strasbourg, said parts of Law 40 that
forbade families from screening embryos for ailments were too
restrictive and violated the rights of an Italian couple that
wanted to screen for cystic fibrosis.
The remaining elements of the law still ban the use of
embryos for scientific research.

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