The euphoria that greeted Irish voters’ overwhelming decision to legalise abortion conceals a disturbing trend for pro-choice women: across Europe, their opponents are more vocal, determined and mobilised than they have been in years. In Croatia, “pro-life” activists have swept the Internet to pressure women into carrying pregnancies to term. In Malta, the last European country to ban abortion under all circumstances, they keep a tight lid on the debate by threatening web users who even mention the word. And in liberal Germany, gynecologists have been dragged to court for merely publishing information about pregnancy termination. For abortion in Europe, the information – and disinformation – war has been declared.