In Malta, having an abortion is a criminal offence, punishable by up to three years in jail – even in cases of rape and when there are health risks. Reporter Valerie Gauriat travelled to Malta to investigate how much of an appetite there is for change.
Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (FPSHA) carried out an anonymous online survey on attitudes towards abortion. Personal attitudes towards abortion varied but 73% felt positive about the opportunity to have an abortion if it was needed, while some 90% recognised the stigma surrounding abortion.
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