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Malta to review abortion policy after Prudente case causes outrage

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Malta's government announced Thursday a review of its abortion ban, following controversy about a US woman who was refused an abortion, even though the baby had miscarried and threatened her life.

Parts of Maltese law "that prevent doctors from providing care when it is needed" would be looked at, said the country's Health Minister Chris Fearne.This is the first comment the Maltese government has made since the international outcry and protests inside the country over the case of Andrea Prudente last week.The 38-year-old from Seattle was refused an abortion at a Malta hospital last week after suffering an incomplete miscarriage on the Mediterranean island.Her fetus had no chance of survival and was at risk of causing Prudente potentially fatal haemorrhaging and infection.

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