Churches criticise plans of new German coalition on life protection


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Acting German Minister of Finance and Social Democratic Party (SPD) top candidate Olaf Scholz (2-L) gestures next to Free Democratic Party (FDP) chairman and faction chairman in the German parliament Bundestag Christian Lindner (L), Green party (Die Gruenen) co-chairwoman and top candidate for the upcoming federal elections Annalena Baerbock (3-L) and Green party (Die Gruenen) co-chairman Robert Habeck (R) during the presentation of the coalition contract in Berlin, Germany, 24 November 2021. Photo EPA, Clemens Bilan

The German "traffic light" coalition wants to delete paragraph 219a out of the penal code and thus lift the ban on advertising abortions. Critical voices against this plan have been raised by the Catholic and Protestant churches in Germany.