Information on Pregnancy Termination

german translation / full article

Kristina Hänel

Keywords: criminal charge information obligation pregnancy termination

Summary: This article will address the current situation in medical care, the legal background, the ethical debate and the medically correct performance of pregnancy termination. Section 219a of the German Criminal Code (currently discussed again by the government coalition) will be of particular interest, as this section has led to criminal charges against more than one hundred physicians in Germany. Their only “crime” was to inform on their websites that they performed terminations of pregnancy.

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