Italy has the second highest abortion rate in Europe, with 405 abortions for every 1,000 live births, bishop Fiordelli of Prato told a conference in Salerno last October.


The European country with the highest abortion rate is Denmark, according to a report in The Universe (October 19, 1984). Bishop Fiordelli said that births in Italy had dropped from 1,170,000 in 1964 to 600,000 in 1983.