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New service for pregnant women with complications to discuss abortion options in Malta or abroad




We are pleased to announce a new service provided on a voluntary basis by Prof Isabel Stabile and Dr Natalie Psaila for any pregnant person in Malta with a complication during pregnancy who wants to discuss their abortion options in Malta or abroad. Any person can call, regardless of whether they are at home or admitted to a hospital. They will be able to discuss whether they are likely to qualify for a termination in Malta, and if not what services are available abroad.


With the enactment of Act XXII of 2023, abortion is legal in Malta in cases where there are complications that are causing a grave risk to health that may lead to death. Legislators who enacted this law have repeatedly stated that they do not wish any woman who is having complications to be at death’s door before they receive treatment. This new service will inform women of their rights with the hope of avoiding morbidity and mortality.


This service is being added to the already established Abortion Doula Support Service provided by Prof Isabel Stabile and Dr Natalie Psaila. Apart from helping women with complications in pregnancy, this service also provides information to women undertaking an abortion with pills at home or in a clinic abroad. Abortion is a reality in Malta and this service is meant to reduce the likelihood of harm to women by ensuring they can spot any complications and seek treatment, and to avoid the use of dangerous abortion methods.


People wanting to make use of this service can call on +356 20341683.


The doctors can also be contacted by email on Isabel.stabile@doctorsforchoice.mt and Natalie.psaila@doctorsforchoice.mt


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