Roe v Wade: The world reacts to US abortion ruling

Our correspondents in Italy, El Salvador, India, Ireland and Canada explain the impact in countries across the globe. …

In 1978, five years after Roe v Wade, Italy legalised abortion with Law 194. And while it is not the same lightning rod political issue here, the rise of a new hard-right conservative politics, ever closer to the Catholic church, has brought it back into focus – and the US Supreme Court’s decision is reverberating in Italy too.


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