Gender equality body supports the decision to remove anti-abortion posters from metro

 

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The General Secretariat for Gender Equality of Greece said on Tuesday that it approved the decision of Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Kostas Karamanlis to remove anti-abortion posters from metro stations in Athens on Monday.

"Educating the public and spreading awareness must be on the basis of respect, objectivity and responsibility," Maria Syrengela said in a statement, adding that women's legal access to abortion is "unquestionable."

Ministry officials condemned the two-week campaign, which was driven by a group of activists (Let Me Live), and said the metro was not a place for "advertising activity that violated the rights of social groups," and officials said the ministry would conduct an investigation.

In a statement, the ministry also visited the STASY rail transport company in Athens, which is responsible for the operation of the metro and its commercial policy.

 

Source: ekathimerini.com