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Abortion in Italy is legal, but finding one is hard

July 3, 2022 | Author: | Posted in health-services

Alexandria Sage (AFP)


Italy   ●   Tue, June 14, 2022

For 40 years, gynecologist Michele Mariano has been the only person performing abortions in Italy’s conservative Molise region. 

He has delayed retiring twice because no one will replace him, many refusing to terminate pregnancies as conscientious objectors. 

It’s an extreme example, but emblematic of a wider issue in Italy, where abortion up to 90 days after conception has been legal since 1978 — but many healthcare providers don’t offer them. 

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