“No woman in Lombardy will have to have an abortion because of economic difficulties.”
The pledge of Roberto Formigoni, the centre-Right governor of the Lombardy region in northern Italy, who is to offer women considering an abortion €4,500 ($5,500) to keep their baby.
Pregnant women in the region who can prove they are in economic difficulty will be given €250 ($300) a month for 18 months. Formigoni promised to introduce the incentive when he ran for office in regional elections in March.
The program will cost the local authority €5 million ($6.1 million) which will be placed in a special fund. It’s estimated that it will help more than a thousand mothers not to give up their child....READ MORE