Controversy over ‘Listening room’ for pregnant women in Torino hospital
A listening room was opened at the Sant'Anna hospital in Turin, as agreed between Città della Salute and the Movement for Life Federation, to offer immediate support to pregnant women considering abortion. Democratic Party officials accused the right of using “public healthcare for its own propaganda”, saying that it attacked women’s right to choose freely, and denounced that the room was not managed by the hospital or local health authority but by the Movement for Life, creating a “form of institutionalised psychological violence". A M5S group leader added “This is not to help women, but a mediaeval crusade on their bodies”. Pro-life activists called the listening room a victory, and a deputy of Fratelli d’Italia said it was in line with Law 194.