Women could be paid not to have abortion in northern Italy

Piedmont far-right councillor’s proposal for €4,000 payment sparks condemnation

Angela Giuffrida in Rome
Thu 14 Apr 2022

Pregnant women in the northern Italian region of Piedmont could be paid €4,000 (£3,300) not to have an abortion under a proposal submitted by a far-right councillor, sparking condemnation from opposition parties and women’s groups.

Maurizio Marrone, regional councillor for social policies, foresees the region giving €400,000 to anti-abortion associations, which in turn would make the money available to 100 women to entice them not to abort.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/14/women-could-be-paid-not-to-have-abortion-in-northern-italy