Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Italian court rules against law restricting artificial reproduction

Italian court rules against law restricting artificial reproduction: " An Italian court has barred enforcement of a legal ban on genetic testing of the human embryos to be used in in vitro fertilization. The December 23 judgment by a court in Florence came in a case brought by a couple from Milan, challenging the law's effective ban on using the in vitro process to ensure a baby of the desired sex. The court's ruling was a strike against the law regulating artificial means of reproduction, which has been challenged as overly restrictive, but was upheld by a popular vote in 2005."

Does this mean that the law finally recognises that decisions involving their own bodies and reproductive rights are best made by patients - and not by bureaucrats ?

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