Saturday 3 December 2022

Press Release : Abortion and reproductive health: MSA appeals for deliberation

The Malta Sociological Association is closely following the current debate in Malta's parliament and public sphere on abortion and reproductive health. 

MSA is conscious of the divergent positions on the matter, sometimes even within the same groups, organisations and institutions. We therefore strongly urge for parliamentary consensus in favour of a national process of deliberation on the issue, involving not only political parties and civil society organisations, but also experts in various fields as well as other stakeholders, including those who do not necessarily have high visibility in the public sphere. This process of deliberation can also recommend possible ways forward on this sensitive matter, including on how decisions can be taken in the legislative and policy processes.