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    Doctors have performed abortions on three women from the poison-stricken region of Seveso in Italy despite bitter opposition from the Vatican.

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    Doctors have performed abortions on three women from the poison-stricken region of Seveso in Italy despite bitter opposition from the Vatican.

    SYNOPSIS: The abortions were carried out at a hospital in Milan where three more women are on the waiting list. Doctors at the hospital said the operations on these three would be carried out within a few days. They added that, in all, 113 women from the contaminated area are known to be in the first three months of pregnancy.

    Professor Francesco D'Ambrosio, a spokesman for the hospital, declined to identify any of the women whose pregnancies were terminated, but confirmed that they were all in their early twenties and came from the Seveso area. Professor D'Ambrosio said each of the three women operated on, had signed a declaration stating that she had requested an abortion because of her deep concern over the possibility of having a deformed baby.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACBG4RRDYZQUBEF3TFU8EHCNK1
    Media URN:
    VLVACBG4RRDYZQUBEF3TFU8EHCNK1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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