Allowing adoption of embryos ‘would attack Italy’s abortion rights’

Allowing adoption of embryos 'would attack Italy’s abortion rights’

by Lillo Montalto Monella & Alice Tide
28/03/2019

A bid by one of Italy's ruling populist parties to recognise the legal rights of embryos and allow unborn children to be adopted has been denounced by critics who say it is an assault on the country's decades-old abortion law.

The proposal is back in the spotlight ahead of a global conference in Verona that seeks to defend the concept of family in society.

Continued: https://www.euronews.com/2019/03/28/allowing-adoption-of-embryos-would-attack-italy-s-abortion-rights

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Italy: Thousands of Women Marched to Demand Pro-Choice Laws

Italy: Thousands of Women Marched to Demand Pro-Choice Laws

Published 27 May 2018

Thousands of Italian women marched across the country Saturday, under the banner, 'My Body, My Choice' to mark 40 years of the passing of the historic 1978 law, Law 194, which legalized abortion in a largely Catholic country.

The 194 law legalized the voluntary termination of pregnancy (VTP), however, the law, which has been criticized by women’s groups for restricting "self-determination", is being threatened by a growing far-right and anti-choice movement in the country as well as a neoliberal approach to the restructuring of the health system.

Continued; https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Italy-Thousands-of-Women-Marched-to-Demand-Pro-Choice-Laws--20180527-0006.html

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