Malta : Why it is vital to decriminalise abortion: the case of Malta


« If accessing abortion in countries where it’s criminalised wasn’t hard enough before the pandemic, lockdowns and COVID-19 travel restrictions have made the process that much more difficult.

In fact, the issue became so pronounced at the start of the pandemic that the European parliament and the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights called on member states to guarantee safe and timely access to abortion.

The European parliament has also just passed a non-binding resolution calling for countries to ensure the right to legal and safe abortion. This resolution has been viewed as a challenge to the restrictive abortion laws of Poland and Malta in particular. »

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