Studio Berlin, broadcast Feb. 1, 2020: A closer look at Germany’s abortion law

It's been almost a year since the German parliament voted to amend Paragraph 219a, regarding the advertisement of abortion services, in the country's criminal code. Host Sylvia Cunningham takes a closer look at what abortion rights activists and opponents are calling for next in 2020.

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Show broadcast, February 1, 2020: A closer look at Germany’s abortion law

 

It’s been almost a year since the German parliament voted to amend Paragraph 219a, regarding the advertisement of abortion services, in the country’s criminal code. What does this look like in practice, and what are abortion rights activists and opponents calling for in 2020?

Host Sylvia Cunningham takes a closer look at Germany’s abortion law with Kate Cahoon from the pro abortion rights group, Bündnis für sexuelle Selbstbestimmung, Dr. Alicia Baier from Doctors for Choice Germany, and Dr. Paul Cullen, chairman of Ärzte für das Leben (Doctors for Life).

This show was produced by Monika Müller-Kroll and Sylvia Cunningham with research assistance and voiceover from Benjamin Restle. 

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