The fight for abortion access in Italy continues

Meloni’s promises must be weighed against her actions, her party’s policies, and those of her close allies — all of which paint a rather different picture.

OCTOBER 2, 2022

ROME — When questioned about her views on abortion rights, Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni replied that she intends to give women “the right to not have an abortion.”

Meloni — on track to become the first female prime minister in the country’s history — has also said she intends to “fully enforce” Law 194, which protects abortion access.