Guinea Bissau


Abortion is illegal. The law does not make an explicit exception to save a woman's life. Such laws are normally interpreted to permit life-saving abortions on the grounds of the general criminal law defense of "necessity".

Misoprostol is not registered.
Please go to to obtain abortion pills.

Guinea Bissau

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  • Abortion law Guinea-Bissau

    Background (From the UN country report)       After independence, Guinea-Bissau, which was a colonial possession of Portugal, retained Portuguese criminal law. Under this law, there is no stated exception to a general prohibition on the performance of abortions, although, under general principles… Read more »