Burkina Faso: Abortion Law

 

Abortion is permitted to save the life of the woman, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest or foetal impairment.

Abortion Law: 

Abortion is permitted to save the life of the woman, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, in the case of rape or incest or foetal impairment. 

Voluntary interruption of pregnancy is allowed at all times during pregnancy if two physicians attest that the continuance of the pregnancy endangers the health of the woman or that a strong possibility exists that the unborn child will be afflicted with a condition of exceptional seriousness recognized as incurable at the time of diagnosis. Moreover, in a case of rape or incest established by the State prosecutor, a woman is authorized to request a physician to perform an abortion during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. A person who carries out an abortion is subject to one to five years’ imprisonment and imposition of a fine of 300,000 to 1,500,000 CFA francs.

(Source: Penal Code)