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Holland

 

Member Association: Rutgers Nisso Groep (RNG) Tel. +31 (30) 2313431 / rng@rng.nl Website: http://www.rng.nl


 

LEGISLATION

Law on termination of pregnancy 1 May 1981, Administrative regulations in 1984

 

GROUNDS/GESTATIONAL LIMITS

 

Up to thirteen weeks

  • On request

 

Up to 24 weeks (fetal viability)

  • Abortion is allowed after thirteen weeks if the pregnant woman attests to a state of distress, to be jointly defined by the woman and the doctor

 

REGULATIONS/CONDITIONS 

  •  Parental or guardian's consent required for minors (under 16 years)
  • Compulsory waiting period (5 days)
  • A physician is obliged to determine whether the woman took the decision freely
  • An abortion must be performed only by a physician in a licensed hospital or clinic

 

COST

Women are reimbursed (except those living abroad)

 

DISPARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW

 

COMMENTS

The law is very liberally interpreted. Illegal abortion is almost non-existent. Most abortions are performed in non-profit clinics.

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