Raisa Galea, Andrea Dibben and David Zammit reflect on the abortion debate in Malta.
Abortion 180 Degrees: From a Taboo to a Norm
Although still a taboo, abortion has entered public debate—the fact that marks a fundamental societal shift. Time will tell whether Malta’s pro-choice campaign will eventually repeat the success of the Irish one.
Abortion and Relatedness: Breaking the Silence
Why is abortion a taboo? It invokes a sequence of deep-rooted associations which link the concept of embryo to the sense of family and relatedness. Thus, in a kin society like Malta, breaking the connection between the embryo and the woman’s body could be perceived akin to dismantling other ties that hold the family and […]
‘The Stigma of Abortion Traumatised Me as Much as the Procedure Itself’
A confession of a woman who, in equal measure, was psychologically traumatised by the experience of abortion and the stigma surrounding the procedure in Malta.
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