[In the absence of a bioethics debate. Comments on the Decision of the Constitutional Division of the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica on the prohibition against in vitro fertilization].

  • Carlos J Valerio
  • Published 2001 in
    Revista de derecho y genoma humano = Law and the…

Abstract

The ruling by Costa Rica's Constitutional Court on the prohibition of in vitro fertilisation is a consequence of the negligible development of Bioethics, the lack of public debate on the issue and the absence of adequate regulation. Prohibition of such a vital medical technique represents an abuse of power by the courts, and thus curtails other fundamental rights, research, progress and bioethics' debate.

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@article{Valerio2001InTA, title={[In the absence of a bioethics debate. Comments on the Decision of the Constitutional Division of the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica on the prohibition against in vitro fertilization].}, author={Carlos J Valerio}, journal={Revista de derecho y genoma humano = Law and the human genome review}, year={2001}, volume={14}, pages={177-9} }