Berlin, Germany, Jul 14, 2022 / 03:31 am
A leading laywoman and co-president of the German "Synodal Way" has demanded a "nationwide provision of abortion" across the European Union's most populous country.
Irme Stetter-Karp, president of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), acknowledged that abortion should not be considered a "regular medical service", CNA Deutsch, CNA's German-language news partner, reported.
In comments published by German weekly Die Zeit, the 65-year-old wrote that abortion was "not a regular intervention and should not be treated as such," adding however that the Central Committee of German Catholics advocated for "ethically responsible action on the part of all those involved".
Stetter-Karp continued: "At the same time, a nationwide provision of the medical intervention of abortion must be ensured. This is not the case at present because gynecological care is lacking in rural areas in particular."