The US couple who were denied an emergency abortion back in June are now suing Maltese authorities, with the grounds being Malta’s abortion law breaching human rights.
38-year-old Andrea Prudente and 45-year-old Jay Weeldreyer were on holiday in Malta when Prudente’s pregnancy was deemed ‘unviable’ and were denied an abortion despite her life being at risk. The couple were then airlifted to Mallorca via air ambulance, where the abortion was allowed to be carried out.
Sharing the news on Facebook, local media personality and former Xarabank host Peppi Azzopardi went online to state the following: “I hope the Court sees that in this case and similar ones there is a lawyer to represent the baby. It’s not right that these babies are killed without having any one to defend them.”
Malta was the subject of international news coverage when the situation occurred in June, with media platforms across the world shining a light on the couple’s precarious situation.
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