Abortion in Europe scorned, concealed, prohibited
26 October 2022 | 9:15 am
In Europe, the right to abortion isn't universal. Poland is the scene of vociferous protests against some of the continent's strictest abortion laws. Further south, in Italy, some doctors refuse to terminate pregnancies — even in medical emergencies.
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