Abortion in Europe: Most Doctors Won't End Pregnancies in Italy

29th April 2016
Europe's Abortion Fight - NBC

IPPF EN have been featured in a series by NBC News on Europe's Abortion Fight.

"ROME — Getting an abortion in Italy may be legal, but finding a doctor willing to perform one is anything but easy.

Conscientious objection means 7 out of 10 gynecologists refuse to give abortions, according to the Ministry of Health. The numbers are even higher — nearly 90 percent — in some parts of Italy.

Italy made some moves to look into the issue — holding roundtables and trying to find "practical solutions," IPPF's Irene Donadio acknowledged. But nothing changed.

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