Abortion, access to contraceptives, reproductive health services. These have nothing to do with religion, costs, or anything other than the wholesale attempt by men to control reproductive rights.
Italy has on paper a liberal abortion law. Yet, in practice it is becoming more and more complicated for women to terminate their pregnancy, and the number of illegal abortions is reportedly increasing. Religious beliefs and political weakness when it comes to defending this constitutional right of women are keeping Italy in the Dark Ages of reproductive rights.