The Nationalist Party has erected billboards which strongly suggest there is a risk of abortion being legalised in Malta in the future.
The billboard shows a newborn baby superimposed over a blue background and a slogan “I have a right to life”.
Although the Labour Party has repeatedly stated that it is against abortion, the PN has noted that the Party of European Socialists (PES), the EU political grouping the PL forms part of, had hinted at a pro-choice position in its manifesto for the 2019 MEP elections.
The statement in question says the PES “will ensure that every individual has access to their full sexual and reproductive rights… every person has the right to decide over their own body”.
“The Maltese socialist party signed this manifesto which means it agrees that the right to choice is more important than the right to life,” Opposition leader Adrian Delia said in April. “The PN is saying the complete opposite, that the right to life, including of the unborn child, is a priority. This is a position we will never shift away from.”