Italy’s Meloni plays down G7 abortion row

June 15, 2024
By Kathryn Armstrong, BBC News

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni says a suspected row over the absence of the word "abortion" in a G7 statement has been blown out of proportion.

She issued the response after a commitment made last year by G7 nations to address access to "safe and legal abortion" was left out of the final statement at this year's summit in Italy.