Dutch Parliament rushes to broaden abortion law


Western Europe


Several thousand plastic foetuses lie on a square in the Dutch government city of The Hague in protest against abortion. Photo ANP, Robin Utrecht

The five-day statutory period of reflection in the case of abortion will almost certainly disappear in the Netherlands. The Dutch Lower House will discuss a bill proposed by liberal government party D66 to this end on Thursday. The Christian governing parties stand on the sidelines.