Malta sets stage for abortion debate

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Source: BBC News

By Mario Cacciottolo

Malta is the only country in the EU where abortion remains illegal, and is still a taboo subject for many. But now, a ground-breaking play featuring local voices from both sides of the debate is trying to change that.

It is estimated that hundreds of women leave Malta each year to have an abortion overseas, usually in the UK or Italy.

Others illegally buy abortion pills online.

Their stories inspired Maltese journalist Herman Grech to write and direct a play called De-terminated.

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