Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Reuters: Police raid sparks Italy pre-election abortion row, by Silvia Aloisi:
ROME, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The confiscation of an aborted foetus by Italian police has rekindled a highly charged debate over abortion in Catholic Italy before national elections.
A 39-year-old Naples woman decided to have a termination in the 21st week of her pregnancy -- as allowed under Italian law -- after tests revealed the foetus had grave abnormalities.
When she returned to her hospital bed from the operating theatre on Monday, still dazed from the anaesthetic, police were waiting. They had been alerted by an anonymous phone caller who said the termination may have been carried out beyond the legal time limit.