Protesters in Malta call for constitutional amendment to allow abortion to be rejected
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Thousands of protesters participated this Sunday (4) in a demonstration in Valletta, capital of Malta, to pressure the local Parliament not to approve a constitutional amendment that would allow abortion in the country in cases of risk of death or serious harm to the health of the mother.
According to information on the website of the Times of Malta newspaper, the organizers of the demonstration estimated the presence of about 20 thousand participants. Empty baby carriages with pro-life messages were placed on the steps of Castille, Prime Minister Robert Abela’s office.
Malta is the only country in the European Union that completely prohibits abortion. Any citizen who seeks or helps to perform an abortion is subject to the penalty of
The Maltese government maintains that the aim is to protect doctors and mothers in cases extremes, but pro-life groups heard by the Times of Malta argued that the amendment’s wording is vague and could open a loophole for abortions in cases such as diagnoses of mental health problems in the fetus.
“On the eve of Christmas, this proposed amendment to kill babies, without any kind of discussion”, said the leader of the organization Life Network Foundation and organizer of the demonstration, Miriam Sciberras, in her speech.
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