La «scelta tragica» sul destino degli embrioni non impiantati tra discrezionalità del legislatore e vaglio del giudice costituzionale

Maria Pia Iadicicco


Starting from the analysis of the Judgment no. 84/2016 of the Italian Con-stitutional Court, which declared inadmissible the questions as to constitutionality of articles 6, par. 3, and 13, pars 1, 2 and 3, of the Law no. 40/2004, this paper aims to clarify the complex category of not implanted embryos. Through these insights, it fur-ther outlines possible future destinations of not implanted embryos, underlining that they do not always imply «tragic choices» by representative legislator.


Medically assisted reproduction; Italian Constitutional Court; not implanted embryos; adoption for the birth; scientific research on human embryos.

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