As a youth, Rego had witnessed the terrible suffering caused by illegal abortion in Portugal, and was angered by people's apparent refusal to face up to the issue.

This work reveals the unseen misery of illegal terminations, each panel depicting the aftermath of a girl lying doubled in pain or crouched over a bucket, alone in her sufferings.

Provenance

The artist.


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