In response to repeated denials by the proponents of the liberalization of abortion in San Marino, the text of the law under discussion today avoids prohibiting the prohibition of sharing and even just mentioning the legislative stakes that internationally sanction the absolving of the tissue trade. humans resulting from the practice of abortion; and not prohibiting this inhuman practice means opening the doors to all kinds of speculation and abuse, making San Marino a “black hole” in which any illegal practice elsewhere can find space thanks to unscrupulous operators who take advantage, as has already happened in other states Europeans, the absence of laws. This must be absolutely opposed and strictly prevented. We recall that among the Bodies that from the 1970s onwards have initiated the prohibition of the trade and / or transfer (for any purpose) of human tissues deriving from the practice of abortion there are: the European Parliament, the European Court of Justice and the European Council. The foundation of this prohibition is the international recognition, now established and immovable, of the human dignity of the embryo, and therefore of every part of it, even after the death caused by the practice of abortion. For the same reason, experiences have been spreading throughout Europe for decades that reserve a recognition of this human being to these tissues, as part of a deceased human being: public care for dignity and the possibility for the family to bury them with dignity, for the believers in consecrated land. The following two amendments derive from everything that the following two amendments derive from the juridical foundation, moral value and conservation function of the humanistic and Christian tradition of our Republic:
AMENDMENT No. 25
After Article 7, the following article is inserted:
Art. 8 (introduction of article 153 bis of the Criminal Code)
1. After the art. 153 of the Criminal Code the following article is inserted: “Art. 153 bis (Ban on trade or advertising of gametes, embryos, fetal tissues and advertising of surrogacy)
1. Anyone who in any form engages in, organizes or advertises the marketing, export or import for any reason of gametes, embryos, tissues resulting from voluntary termination of pregnancy or surrogacy is punished with fourth degree imprisonment. “
AMENDMENT No. 26
After Article 8, the following article is inserted:
Art. 9 (Dignity and management of human tissues resulting from interrupted pregnancies)
1. Fetuses born alive at any gestational age and immediately deceased or born from pregnancies that have exceeded 22 weeks of gestation must be registered with the Civil Status Office of the Republic of San Marino, the procedures that will be established with specific Regulations to be adopted by the Congress of State within thirty days from the date of entry into force of this law.
2. The stillbirths born in gestational age prior to the twenty-second week are guaranteed burial within three days, at the care and expense of the parental authority or of a relative. After this period has elapsed in vain, the burial takes place at the expense of the ISS.
With this seventh, our necklace of “pearls” ends, symbolically offered to San Marino politicians so that, while fulfilling the referendum mandate, they know how to insert in the legislative text all those safeguards and minimum protections we propose, first of all for women, who , we are sure, if they were equally subject to referendum, they would obtain the same level of consent from the San Marino population, albeit in favor of legislation on the subject.