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- Early life

Medical termination of pregnancy. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, a person shall not be guilty of an offence under the law relating to abortion when a pregnancy is terminated by a registered medical practitioner if two registered medical practitioners are of the opinion, formed in good faith—

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Germany Abortion Germany

Published on : Legislative texts Temps de lecture : 5 min.

- Early life

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Belgium Euthanasia : A summary of the legal framework law of May 28, 2002

Published on : Legislative texts Temps de lecture : 2 min.

- End of life

The Belgian law provides for 2 specific instances of euthanasia 1) Patients who are conscious  In the case of a conscious patient in the final stage of his/her illness, euthanasia may take place if : the patient is an adult or a minor who has been granted adult legal status and is deemed to be in his/ her right mind and therefore able to express his/her wishes; the request has been made on a voluntary, thoughtful and repeated basis and does not arise from being pressured into it; the ...

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Germany Stammzellgesetz – StZG

Published on : Legislative texts Temps de lecture : 22 min.

- Biomedical research

Stammzellgesetz – StZG - 28.12.2002 - English version

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Germany Gesetz zum Schutz von Embryonen (Embryonenschutzgesetz – ESchG)

Published on : Legislative texts Temps de lecture : 6 min.

- Prenatal Diagnosis

Gesetz zum Schutz von Embryonen (Embryonenschutzgesetz – ESchG) - Recherche sur embryons

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Italy Law / abortion in Italy

Published on : Legislative texts Temps de lecture : 38 min.

- Early life

The Legalization of Abortion: Law 194 of the Italian Republic, 1978 Law No. 194 of 22 May 1978 on the social protection of motherhood and the voluntary termination of pregnancy. (Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana, Part I, 2 May 1978, No. 140, pp. 3642-3646). 1. The State guarantees the right to responsible and planned parenthood, recognizes the social value of motherhood, and shall protect human life from its inception. The voluntary termination of pregnancy as covered by this...

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Italy Rules on medically assisted procreation

Published on : Legislative texts Temps de lecture : 10 min.

- Assisted reproduction

Act Feb. 19, 2004 , No 40: " Rules on medically assisted procreation " published in Official Gazette No 45, February 24, 2004   CHAPTER I GENERAL PRINCIPLES ART . 1. (Purpose ) . 1. In order to facilitate resolution of problems stemming from infertility or reproductive human infertility has allowed the use of medically assisted procreation , the conditions and in the manner prescribed by this Law, which guarantees the rights of all stakeholders, including the unborn . 2. The use of m...

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Resolution WHO Human organ and tissue transplantation

Author / Source : World Health Assembly (WHA) Published on : Legislative texts Temps de lecture : 4 min.

- Status of the human body

Aware of the growing magnitude and utility of human cell, tissue and organ transplantation for a wide range of conditions in low-resource as well as high-resource countries; Committed to the principles of human dignity and solidarity which condemn the buying of human body parts for transplantation and the exploitation of the poorest and most vulnerable populations and the human trafficking that result from such practices; Determined to prevent harm caused by the seeking of financial gain...

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