The Malta Independent 22 July 2019, Monday

Tonio Borg among politicians opposing abortion bill in Gibraltar - report

Friday, 12 July 2019, 10:51 Last update: about 9 days ago

Former Maltese deputy prime minister and European Commissioner Tonio Borg is among politicians who are opposing an abortion bill in Gibraltar, according to reports.

Politicians from the UK, the US and Malta have written to the Gibraltar Chief Minister calling on him not to proceed with draft legislation to change laws on abortion, the Gibraltar Chronicle reports.

“We note that you have justified the introduction of this proposed legislation based on a reading of a judgment given by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom relating to the abortion laws in Northern Ireland,” they wrote.

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“Contrary to your stated position, we are unanimous in our view that this judgment creates no legal obligation on Gibraltar to introduce any changes to its law on abortion.”

“The Government of Gibraltar, in common with all governments, has a duty to act in the public good and protect human life at all its stages.”

See report here
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