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

By Claire Pierson, Lecturer in Politics, University of Liverpool
Liza Caruana-Finkel, PhD Student, Department of Politics, University of Liverpool
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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

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