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Abstentions Scuttle Drive to Liberalize Italy's Embryo Laws

Science  17 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5729, pp. 1722
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5729.1722a

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An attempt to loosen tight restrictions on in vitro fertilization in Italy failed when only 26% of the electorate turned out to vote in a referendum on 12 and 13 June, missing a required 50% quorum.