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Italy: Senate approves amendment allowing anti-abortion activists to intervene in abortion counseling services

26 Apr 2024

The Italian Senate has endorsed an amendment pushed forward by Meloni’s far-right government allowing anti-abortion associations to intervene in abortion counseling services, family planning centers, and hospitals. This move is part of a new national health care package receiving EU funding. By supporting such measures, the Italian government is compromising women’s full enjoyment of their right to sexual and reproductive health services, including safe and legal abortion according to International Planned Parenthood Federation

See: The Guardian, International Planned Parenthood Federation