Crosses bearing tags with names are seen in a graveyard of the Flaminio Cemetery, in Rome, Italy, Oct. 16, 2020.

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Catholic and conservative groups are slowly chipping away at abortion rights in Italy, where abortion has been legal since 1978.

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Crosses bearing tags with names are seen in a graveyard of the Flaminio Cemetery, in Rome, Oct. 16, 2020. Italian prosecutors and the government’s privacy watchdog are investigating how the names of women who miscarried or had abortions ended up on crosses over graves for the fetuses in a Rome cemetery. 

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