Cypriot women wrongly told abortion is illegal

“Cypriot women seeking to terminate a pregnancy are being turned away by doctors, claiming that abortion is illegal, despite it being fully legalised in 2018 when the law was amended.

Under Cyprus law, amended in 2018, abortion is legal during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, while in cases of rape and sexual abuse, or if the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother or the child, it can be terminated within 19 weeks.

However, the head of the Cyprus Family Planning Association, Maria Epaminonda, told parliament that doctors were misinforming women about their rights on the matter.”