Guernsey

The abortion law in Guernsey will be modernised accoording to a 2020 government proposal

An abortion is only lawful in Guernsey and Alderney if two locally registered Medical Practitioners acting in good faith agree that:

  • It is immediately necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman.
  • It is necessary to prevent grave permanent injury to the physical and mental health of the woman.
  • The pregnancy does not exceed its 24th week, and at the time of diagnosis there is substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped.
  • The pregnancy has not exceeded its 12th week and the continuance of pregnancy would involve risk greater than if the pregnancy were terminated, of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman or any existing children of her family.