Abortion in Europe – Scorned, concealed, prohibited
17 September 2022 | 12:49 pm
In Europe, the right to abortion is not 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.In Europe, the right to abortion is not universal.
The ruling by a majority of judges in the United States’ Supreme Court to overturn the right to a legal abortion across the entire country has also sent shockwaves through Europe.In our programme we examine abortion rights around the EU and look at how the situation might evolve.
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