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Divorce, abortion non-negotiable: Italian Deputy PM


Rome, March 26 (IANS/AKI) Divorce, and women's rights are "not up for discussion", far-right said on Tuesday, signalling there would be no change to Italy's laws.

"We safeguard Italian families. But divorce, abortion, parity of rights between women and men, freedom of choice for all are not up for discussion," he said.

Salvini's comments came after 40 lawmakers from his ruling tabled a bill to make the unborn child a "legal subject" and ahead of a conference in the staunchly Catholic city of this week that will bring together anti-gay, anti-feminist and anti-activists from around the world.

The League MPs' bill and the US-run of Families event in from Friday to Sunday sparked an outcry from the League party's coalition partner, the populist

Referring to Italy's Law 194, which was passed in 1978, 5-Star leader on Tuesday said: "We are clearly talking about legislation that is indisputable."

Di Maio earlier called delegates to the conference "right-wing losers" and said League politicians attending the event did not represent the but their own political ideals.



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First Published: Tue, March 26 2019. 23:58 IST