Malta: PD breathes sigh of relief following anti-abortion assurances

PD breathes sigh of relief following anti-abortion assurances
hFarrugia says AG should draft opinion to confirm government view

Saturday, January 6, 2018
by Philip Leone Ganado

The Democratic Party welcomed yesterday the government’s clarification that a Bill intended to fight domestic violence would not decriminalise abortion under any circumstances.

Godfrey Farrugia, one of the PD’s two members of Parliament, said the Attorney General should nevertheless draft an opinion to confirm the government’s interpretation of the proposed law.

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Malta: New law would decriminalise abortion in some cases, PD warns

New law would decriminalise abortion in some cases, PD warns
Government denies that that is the case

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Democratic Party has warned that a Bill currently before parliament could decriminalise abortions in Malta if there is the prior and informed consent of the woman involved.

The party was commenting on the Gender-based Violence and Domestic Violence Bill, which will see Malta adopting the Council of Europe Convention on prevention and combating violence against women.

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