Bratislava, Slovakia, September 23, 2019
An estimated 50,000 Slovaks gathered in the European country’s capital of Bratislava this weekend to call for an end to legal abortion.
The predominantly-Catholic country currently allows abortions for any reason up to 12 weeks, and abortions deemed to be health-related up to 24 weeks. There were 10,082 abortions reported in 2017, compared with 57,969 births.
The National March for Life on Sunday was organized by the Catholic Episcopal Conference of Slovakia to protest the current law, AFP News reported. The conference put the turnout at 50,000.
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