One Maltese and two foreign women found guilty of carrying out abortions in the last 20 years
Between 2000 and 2019, three women were arraigned in Court charged with carrying out an abortion on themselves or of using some means by which they could abort. This information emerged in Parliament in a reply given by Minister Michael Farrugia to a PQ submitted by Nationalist MP Karol Aquilina.
Dr Farrugia said that the first case was in 2006 concerning a Maltese woman, 23, who was given three years’ probation. The second case was in 2014 and involved a foreign woman, 28 who was sentenced to 18 months’ jail suspended for two years. The third case happened in 2014, when a foreign woman, aged 30 was sentenced to two years’ jail, suspended for four years.
Minister Falzon recently said in Parliament that the Government had no intention of introducing abortion in Malta. He said this in his closing speech during the debate on the Bill on the Protection of Minors.
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