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”


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