Voice For Choice – L-għażla tagħha share their opinion on a recent announcement made by H.E. George Vella

Posted On January 28, 2020

“We note with huge disappointment H.E. George Vella’s decision to address an anti-abortion manifestation in Valletta on 2 February 2020. In doing so he is sharing a podium with individuals and organisations who have strongly opposed, and still actively oppose, a whole plethora of hard earned civil rights including the right to divorce, the right to reproductive assistance in the form of IVF, access to contraception, and LGBT rights including equal marriage and adoption rights.

Without even going into the merits of the abortion issue, H.E. George Vella’s address at this event will give prominence and legitimacy to organisations associated with extreme right wing ideologies; ideologies that have been repeatedly soundly rejected by the Maltese electorate at the polls. Suffice to say that the other prominent world leader who has recently attended such an anti-abortion event is none other than American president Donald J. Trump.

We urge His Excellency and the Office of the President to consider the sentiment of all Maltese citizens who care about and have benefitted from civil rights and equality in our country, and to distance themselves from these ideologies and organisations.”

Written by Emma Asciak

0 Comments

Related Posts

A Mole in Mater Dei

A Mole in Mater Dei

On 23rd March 2021, news broke out that Malta’s Minister of Education, Justyne Caruana, was hospitalized at Mater Dei Hospital. In the preceding days, she had been caught up in a debacle over the payment of a foreign footballer to reform sports curricula in government...

Spain did it, why can’t Malta legalise euthanasia?

Spain did it, why can’t Malta legalise euthanasia?

Last week Spain, a pre-dominantly Catholic country, became the fourth country in Europe to legalise euthanasia. This new law is set to take effect next June and will allow adults with serious and incurable diseases to choose to end their own life. Spanish Prime...

They Blew Her Up

They Blew Her Up

They Blew Her Up, written by Times of Malta Editor in Chief Herman Grech, explores the murder of Malta’s leading investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. It was shown at Spazju Kreattiv with limited seating, but if an audience member wanted to see the play...