The Un warns Italy on abortion: “Access difficult, too many doctors objectors”
The human rights Committee of the Un in its comments on the situation in italy is said to be “concerned about the lack of access to abortions legal because of the number of doctors who refuse to practice abortion for reasons of conscience”. Concern is also expressed for the distribution throughout the country of medical objectors, and “the significant number of illegal abortions”. “The State – underlined – should adopt the necessary measures to ensure free and timely access to the services of legal abortion, with a reference system valid”. The Un warns Italy on abortion: “Access difficult, too many doctors objectors”. In Italy it is difficult to access to the voluntary interruption of pregnancy, regulated by law 194, due to “the high number of medical” conscientious objectors “who refuse to practice abortions for reasons of conscience”. Writes the the Un human rights Committee in its ‘concluding observations’ of 2017 on our Country. The result of all this is “a significant number of illegal abortions”. Italy, reads in the document, “should adopt the measures necessary to ensure timely access, and without obstacles to the services of legal abortion in its territory, and to establish points of reference with actual women in search of facilities” can guarantee the service. Among the various themes addressed in the conclusions of the Report, including those regarding the rights of same-sex couples: “Italy recommends the human rights Council of the Un should consider the possibility of allowing” them “to adopt children, including the biological children of the partners, and ensure that children living in same-sex families the same legal protection of those living in households straight guy”. The Un Committee also notes the gaps in the law on civil partnerships, launched in 2016, and recommends in this regard that should be given “the same access to the techniques of in vitro fertilization for homosexual couples”. (ADNKRONOS)
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