Doctors have performed abortions on three women from the poison-stricken region of Seveso in Italy despite bitter opposition from the Vatican.
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SV Professor D'Ambrosio speaking in Italian.
Although abortion is a statutory crime in italy, the authorities have permitted operations for Seveso women on the basis of a constitutional court decision last year which said ti was permissible if the mother's health was threatened. The Vatican has condemned the operations as "an inhuman sacrifice by those who believe in the legitimacy of eugenic abortion"
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Background: Doctors have performed abortions on three women from the poison-stricken region of Seveso in Italy despite bitter opposition from the Vatican.
SYNOPSIS: The abortions were carried out at a hospital in Milan where three more women are on the waiting list. Doctors at the hospital said the operations on these three would be carried out within a few days. They added that, in all, 113 women from the contaminated area are known to be in the first three months of pregnancy.
Professor Francesco D'Ambrosio, a spokesman for the hospital, declined to identify any of the women whose pregnancies were terminated, but confirmed that they were all in their early twenties and came from the Seveso area. Professor D'Ambrosio said each of the three women operated on, had signed a declaration stating that she had requested an abortion because of her deep concern over the possibility of having a deformed baby.