Essen, Germany, Apr 6, 2022 / 10:44 am
The Federation of German Catholic Youth (BDKJ), an umbrella organization of Catholic children's and youth associations, has spoken in favor of abolishing the ban on advertising for abortions in Germany.
The Federal Cabinet of Germany has passed a draft law to lift Section 219a of the German Criminal Code, which bans advertising abortions.
"The best protection for unborn life is when pregnant people have the opportunity to inform themselves safely," said BDKJ Federal President Daniela Hottenbacher, according to a report by CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German language news partner. "This is the only way to take real responsibility."
The BDKJ also criticized the fact that abortions are not fully accessible throughout Germany. "In some areas of Germany, abortions are no longer accessible," Hottenbacher said. "This puts pregnant women under additional time pressure, making it difficult to decide for or against an abortion."