Pro-abortion demonstrations were held in Rome, Bologna, Florence and Naples on 14 February after a woman who had undergone an abortion in a Naples hospital was questioned by police earlier in the week. Around 4,000 women attended the Rome rally.

The woman terminated her pregnancy legally in the 21st week after doctors had diagnosed the fetus with Klinefelter syndrome, which can cause mental handicaps.

However, a telephone call was made from inside the hospital alerting police to an