GREECE – Athens metro ordered to remove anti-abortion posters

An anti-abortion poster displayed on 12 January in many places in the Athens metro, triggered a strong, negative reaction from the public and social media users. On 13 January, social media in Greece were flooded with pictures from the subway. News website In.gr reported that social media users were angry about the posters because they “bring the country back to the Middle Ages”. Following an intense reaction from opposition parties and activists as well, the conservative … Continued

SPAIN – Girl had the right at age 16 to have an abortion without parental consent

On 24 September 2019, a 16-year-old boy put a newborn baby into the river in a working class neighbourhood near Barcelona. Alerted by witnesses, the Catalan police arrested him. It took three days to find the baby’s body. The Catalan daily El Periodico shed new light on the story on 9 January 2020, when they reported that the girl had tried to have an abortion early in her pregnancy but it was refused. She gave … Continued

FEATURE: EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE RULING

In 2014, an anti-abortion group presented a petition with a million signatures to the European Commission, calling on them to prohibit and end European Union funding for activities which involve the destruction of human embryos (in particular in the fields of research, development aid and public health), including direct or indirect funding of abortion.

IRELAND – Amy Dunne: “I was told I would be done for murder”

Amy Dunne was several months pregnant the week she turned 17, and learned she was carrying a baby with anencephaly, a fatal abnormality. She was given a pseudonym and became the focus of a landmark Irish legal case – and now she is reclaiming her story. Although she was living in foster care, Dunne had looked forward to becoming a mother and building a new life with her boyfriend. Distraught, she shared the news with … Continued

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