Abortion taboo: Play tackles strict Maltese laws

Theater is helping address a sensitive and controversial issue in Malta.

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    Malta is the only country in the European Union with a total ban on abortion, after Ireland changed its law earlier this year.

    Despite being liberal in many ways, the predominantly Catholic island in the Mediterranean maintains a hard line on the issue.

    But a Maltese playwright is challenging the law in his first play to discuss the subject openly.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from the capital Valletta.


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