New play in Malta challenges EU's strictest abortion law
By Guy Davies
Oct 19, 2018
A new play has sparked controversy in Malta by daring to tackle one of the nation's oldest taboos: abortion.
"De-terminated: The Abortion Diaries," written and directed by the journalist Herman Grech, has sparked debate in a country with one of the world's strictest abortion policies.
Malta sets stage for abortion debate
By Mario Cacciottolo
19 October 2018
Malta is the only country in the EU where abortion remains illegal, and is still a taboo subject for many. But now, a ground-breaking play featuring local voices from both sides of the debate is trying to change that.
It is estimated that hundreds of women leave Malta each year to have an abortion overseas, usually in the UK or Italy. Others illegally buy abortion pills online.