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MPs will debate abortion. Again
How can you tell six months have passed? Another bill, with even stricter abortion rules, has appeared in the Slovak parliament – or so goes a running joke that is neither original nor very funny but speaks volumes about the reactions that any debate about sexual and reproductive rights brings with it in this country.
The determination of some MPs to bring up abortion as a legislative issue is typically met with a combination of determination and fatigue on the part of their opponents, along with hyped emotions or just eye-rolls among the population. It is as paradoxical as it sounds, and just as unnecessary.
7. Jun 2021 at 14:29 | Michaela Terenzani