Abortion law Croatia


Since 1978 abortion has been legal in Croatia within the first ten weeks of pregnancy. After ten weeks, in cases of sexual misconduct, potential birth defects or for any mental/psychological complications, the woman may obtain an abortion. 

Additional requirements

The woman must certify in writing that she is determined to have an abortion and the physician must be convinced of her determination.  The woman must receive counselling at least six days prior to the procedure. The procedure must be performed by a physician under good medical conditions in a health care establishment with a proper information department.  

Information above has been retrieved from the official UN website. Full text can be found here.

Abortion Law Croatia

Penal Code