CNA Staff, May 20, 2021 / 04:30 am
The president of Malta said this week that he would rather resign than sign a bill decriminalizing abortion.
George Vella, a medical doctor who has served as the country’s president since 2019, made the comment to NETnews on May 17.
“I will never sign a bill that involves the authorization of murder,” Vella said, according to the Times of Malta.
“I cannot stop the executive from deciding, that is up to parliament. But I do have the liberty, if I don’t agree with a bill, to resign and go home, I have no problem doing this.”