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Danmark

 

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LEGISLATION

Act No. 350, 13 June 1973. New Bill in 1999

 

FAROE ISLANDS: Act No. 177, 23 June 1956. New bill in 1988

 

 

GROUNDS/GESTATIONAL LIMITS

Up to 12 weeks:

  • On request

Second trimester:

  • Risk to life of woman
  • Risk of ‘severe deterioration of woman's physical health'
  • Severe risk of fetal malformation

 

FAROE ISLANDS

Up to 16 weeks:

  • Risk to life of woman
  • In case of violation of sexual liberty
  • Severe risk of fetal malformation

 

REGULATIONS/CONDITIONS

  • Parental consent required for minors (under 18)
  • Possibility of dispensation of parental consent for minors – e.g. in cases of religious minorities
  • For second trimester abortion, in every county a permission from a committee of four people is required

 

FAROE ISLANDS

  • Parental consent required for minors (under 18)
  • In case of marriage: consent required from the husband

 

COST

None, part of the public health system

 

 

FAROE ISLANDS

The woman stands in for all the costs

 

 

DISPARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW

No disparity

 

 

COMMENTS

Local hospitals are obliged to receive all women wanting abortion up to the first trimester.

 

FAROE ISLANDS

If a woman wants an abortion for other reasons than the above mentioned she has to make an application to The National Council for the Unmarried Mother and Her Child
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