Thu. Nov 17th, 2022

MALTA MOVES TO EASE TOTAL BAN ON ABORTION

Malta’s government is to propose a change in the law to allow doctors to terminate a pregnancy if a mother’s life or health is at risk.

Ministers promised to review the law when a US tourist, Andrea Prudente was denied an abortion after she began to miscarry.

Maltese Health Minister, Chris Fearne said a legal amendment would go before parliament in the coming days to ensure doctors were now legally protected in cases of medical complication that left a mother’s life at risk or her health in grave jeopardy due to the pregnancy.

It would be recalled that the small Mediterranean State has the only total abortion ban in the EU.

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