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Israel

 

FPA: Israel Family Planning Association (IFPA) Tel. +972 (3) 5101511 / ippf@post.com Website: http://www.opendoor.org.il


LEGISLATION

Law passed in 1977, into effect in 1978 In 1980, one of the five reasons for which abortion was permitted (socio-economic or personal/family reasons) was abolished

 

GROUNDS/GESTATIONAL LIMITS

  • The woman is under 18 years (legal age of marriage) or over 40
  • Rape or other sexual crime
  • Pregnancy result of a relationship outside marriage (any unmarried woman, single, divorced or widow, is legally entitled to an abortion)
  • Risk of fetal malformation
  • Risk to life of woman
  • Risk to physical health of woman
  • Risk to mental health of woman

 

REGULATIONS/CONDITIONS

Abortion has to be permitted by a special committee

 

COST

  • Free of charge for women under 18 and for abortion on medical grounds
  • ILS 1125 (US$ 250) for abortion on the grounds of rape or another sexual crime and for abortion on the grounds of risk of fetal malformations
  • In case of lack of funds on the woman's side, the welfare agencies cover the cost, following referral of Israel Family Planning Association
  • Illegal abortions cost from ILS 3150 (US$ 700) to ILS 5400 (US$ 1,200)

 

DISPARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW

The majority of the abortions in Israel are carried out within the framework of the existing law

 

COMMENTS

Through their ‘Open Door' sexual counselling centres the FPA provides new immigrant women from former Soviet Union wishing to terminate their pregnancies with counselling and access to safe and legal abortion services

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