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Religion Is Gaining Ground in Another EU State

Igor Matovic in Bratislava.

Igor Matovic in Bratislava.

Photographer: Vladimir Simicek/AFP via Getty Images

Slovakia’s new government is pushing to limit abortions, becoming the latest nation in the European Union’s eastern wing to push its religious ideology into law in a way rights groups say limits the freedom of women.

The government of Prime Minister Igor Matovic, a self-described devout Catholic, has appointed religious conservatives to key posts in his administration after riding an anti-corruption campaign to an unexpected victory in general elections.