[extropy-chat] The state of ART in Italy

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Wed May 11 15:17:06 UTC 2005

--- Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
> I would say "That's terrible! What is a wonderful person like you  
> doing in such a backward place?".  But then I look at some of the US 
> policies and what passes for "debate" here.
> -s
> On May 10, 2005, at 8:35 AM, Amara Graps wrote:
> >
> >
> > One of the things that supported my positive views about Italy
> > before I arrived 2.5 years ago was the country's innovative medical
> > sciences; very good doctors were free to try new technology.
> > Unfortunately, during the time I've been here, that arena has
> > shifted drastically, into an environment I'm finding more and more
> > technophobic and xenophobic. Italy has now the most restrictive
> > assisted reproductive technology (ART) laws in Europe.
> >

I'd like some clarification from Amara. Do Italian ART laws ban
government subsidy of ART, or ban ART altogether? These are two
entirely different things.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
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