Abortion law Switzerland

 

Swiss law Art. 119 states that -

  • The termination of a pregnancy is exempt from penalty in the event that the termination is, in the judgment of a physician, necessary in order to be able to prevent the pregnant woman from sustaining serious physical injury or serious psychological distress. The risk must be greater the more advanced the pregnancy is.
  •  The termination of a pregnancy is likewise exempt from penalty if, at the written request of a pregnant woman, who claims that she is in a state of distress, it is performed within twelve weeks of the start of the pregnant woman’s last period by a physician who is licensed to practice his profession. The physician must have a detailed consultation with the woman prior to the termination and provide her with appropriate counseling. (link)

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