Abortion for health reasons only if woman risks death in new government proposal

« Abortion on health grounds to be allowed but only if medical complication can lead to woman’s death as government climbs down from previous wider interpretation • New amendments to Bill 28 unveiled

➡ In short: New abortion amendments to Bill 28

  • Abortion will be allowed if a woman’s life is at ‘immediate risk’
  • Abortion will be allowed if a woman’s health is in ‘grave jeopardy which can lead to death’
  • Three-member medical team will decide on termination
  • If foetus can live outside the womb it has to be delivered »