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Ungarn

 

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LEGISLATION
Law n. 87, June 2000, ‘Law on the Protection of the Life of the Fetus'
 
GROUNDS/GESTATIONAL LIMITS
 
Up to 12 weeks
  • On request
 
Second trimester
  • ‘Grave crisis situation'
  • Severe risk to life of woman
  • Rape or other sexual crime
 
REGULATIONS/CONDITIONS
  • Parental consent required for minors (under 18)
  • Compulsory counselling to be attended twice
  • Compulsory waiting period: 3 days after 1st counselling, not longer than eight days before abortion takes place (the second counselling takes place right before the procedure)
  • ‘Grave crisis situation' is defined by the woman herself and is thus not discussed during application as it is considered a private matter
COST
  • Free of charge for women in custody, disabled and for abortion on medical grounds
  • Up to HUF 18,000 (US$ 87.6) for the others, with fees in accordance with the type and amount of public assistance women receive
DISPARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW
None
 
COMMENTS
  • In practice abortion is readily available
  • Since the law was passed there has been a slight decrease in the number of abortions
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