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LEGISLATION
Law 73, 23 October 1986, effective January 1987

 

GROUNDS/GESTATIONAL LIMITS

 

Up to 12 weeks

  • On request

 

Second trimester

  • Risk to life of woman
  • Risk of fetal malformation
  • Rape or other sexual crime

 

REGULATIONS/CONDITIONS 

  • Parental consent required for minors (under 16)
  • For minors (between 16-18) parents have to be informed after abortion
  • Compulsory counselling
  • Abortions have to be carried out in hospital. Women must apply for it but they can choose both the district and the hospitals, ‘free choice of physician'
  • At least 6 months between 2 abortions. Except for women with at least two births; aged 35 or over, or in case of rape

 

COST

  • Abortion on request costs SK 6543 (US$ 206)
  • Free of charge on medical grounds

 

DISPARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW

Despite the law, due to attacks by anti-choice catholic groups, access to safe abortion has been reduced. Due to these campaigns, even supportive gynaecologists have taken an anti-choice position relying on the conscientious objection clause

 

COMMENTS

At present time, the issue of abortion on request but also of abortion for medical reasons is the topic of political debates that could have negative outcomes when it comes to the free choice of women.

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