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Conservative Malta

We just landed in staunchly Catholic Malta, the most religious country in Europe. Malta is so conservative that divorce is still illegal, one of only three countries in the world not allowing any form of divorce (the others are the Phillipines and the Vatican City). Discrimination against homosexuality has been legally disbarred, for the country to remain complient with EU law, but support for same-sex marriage is only at 18%.

As you might expect, for such a conservative country, abortion is completely illegal, under all circumstances. Maltese girls that want an abortion need to fly to Italy. Even then, the anti-choice brigade try to interfere, in our Air Malta inflight magazine was this anti-abortion ad, with a link to a religious propaganda website full of medically incorrect advice.


Reader Comments (2)

Strange country for you guys to go visit then! But I guess it had to be done for the greater good of adding another country to the countries visited list ;-)

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCedric

Exactly :)

February 21, 2011 | Registered CommenterAdrian Liston

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