Thousands of Croatians march against abortion

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 © AFP | Nearly 3,000 people took part in a pro-life march in Zagreb on May 21, 2016, the first event of its kind in the city

ZAGREB (AFP) – Several thousand Croatians, including prime minister’s wife, on Saturday joined an anti-abortion march in the capital, raising concerns among rights groups over a possible abortion ban by the conservative rulers.

Police said around 7,000 people took part in Croatia’s first-ever “March for Life”, which was organised by Catholic and conservative groups with the aim of highlighting the “inalienable dignity of life from conception to natural death”.

“People are coming from all over Croatia to show that they are for life, family and Croatia,” said Zeljka Markic, one of the organisers.

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic’s wife Sanja also took part in the march through Zagreb.

“Every reasonable person should support the March for Life initiative,” she was quoted as saying by…

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