Rael encourages Italian Raelians to vote yes at the upcoming referendum


10 May, 2005
 None    Politics

It is important to support values of progress against traditionalist ones.


Monicab Rn Italians are asked to participate in a referendum asking them whether they want to keep law 40, a law that prohibits most of the common services usually associated to assisted reproduction or not. For example this law prohibits preimplantation diagnostics or egg and sperm donation. More than a debate about assisted reproduction, this whole issue has become a battle between those who want science and progress in Italy and those associated to the Vatican who want to limit them.

Rael agreed this week to the proposal of the Italian national guide to recommend to Italian raelians to vote yes to the referendum as it is important to support values of progress against traditionalist ones.

He also sent his support to the actress Monica Bellucci who declared that this law created an absurd situation where Italy was prevented to be at the same level as the other scientifically advanced countries. According to AFP, she added If I were asking a catholic priest how my body is built, how my ovaries are working, he wouldnt even know what I am talking about in response to cardinal Ruini, the head of Italian bishops in favor of keeping law 40.