Health / Religion

Abortion and conscientious objection in Italy

The Italian law allows medics employed by the National Health Service to refuse to perform abortions.

You can agree with such a provision or not, but what’s certain is that its practical application should be improved.

Sometimes all the medics of a given hospital are conscientious objectors, and the result is that no abortion can be performed in that hospital.

Moreover, sometimes “conscientious objectors” will be more than ready to perform abortions in private practice, where they can charge patients more.

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