April 10, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
Italy's Constitutional Court on Wednesday struck down provisions set forth in Law 40 that prohibited the use of donor sperm and eggs in fertility treatments. The court reported that the restrictions breached the country's constitution. This provision joins other portions of Law 40 that have been ...[read more]
December 23, 2010
by Ashley Hileman
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled 4-4-1 Wednesday that various sections of the national law regulating the use of human embryos and other aspects of reproduction fall outside the scope of Parliament's legislative authority. In its advisory opinion, the divided court held that the power to ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by David Manes
US President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he will take into account a potential nominee's position on individual liberty, including women's rights, when nominating a Supreme Court justice. Speaking at a meeting with Senate leaders, Obama acknowledged that abortion has been a hugely... ...[read more]
December 17, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Proyecto de Ley Organica de salud sexual y reproductiva y de la interrupcion voluntaria del ebarazo (Project of Organic Law of sexual health and reproduction and of the voluntary interruption of pregnancy), Spanish Congress of Deputies, December 17, 2009 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. L... ...[read more]
June 20, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The Court of Appeal of Quebec ruled Thursday that a national law which regulates the use of human embryos and bans human cloning encroaches upon provincial authority. The court held that regulatory provisions included in the Assisted Human Reproduction Act fell within provincial authority to ...[read more]
November 7, 2006
by Brett Murphy
The Australian Senate voted Tuesday to lift restrictions on stem cell research and permit the therapeutic cloning of human embryos. By a 34-32 vote, lawmakers approved the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and the Regulation of Human Embryo Research Amendment Bill 2006, which also ...[read more]
July 31, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Wilkinson v Kitzinger & Ors EWHC 2022 (Fam), July 31, 2006. Read the full text of the judgment. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
July 31, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
The UK High Court on Monday denied a bid by a British lesbian couple married in Canada to have their marriage recognized by British law, saying that the traditional British definition of marriage refers only to a union between a man and a woman with the purpose of reproduction. Sue Wilkinson and ...[read more]
April 1, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
The Massachusetts House of Representatives Thursday passed a stem cell research bill 117-37, such a wide margin that it cannot be vetoed by Republican Governor Mitt Romney. The controversial legislation authorizes reproduction of embryonic stem cells, which Romney had publicly condemned as... ...[read more]
February 6, 2005
by David Shucosky
A Cook County (Chicago) judge has ruled that a couple may file a wrongful death suit against the fertility clinic that accidently discarded their embryos. Judge Jeffrey Lawrence held Friday that a pre-embryo is a 'human being' ... whether or not it is implanted in its mother's womb... ...[read more]

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