Abortion Law: Suriname

 

PENAL CODE SURINAME

Abortion Law

Under Suriname’s criminal code, abortion is generally illegal. A woman who intentionally causes the abortion or death of her unborn child or allows another person to cause it is subject to up to three years’ imprisonment. The other person is subject to up to four years and six months’ imprisonment if the woman consents to the abortion and up to twelve years’ imprisonment if she does not consent. Nonetheless, an abortion may be performed under general criminal law principles of necessity to save the life of the pregnant woman (further informations).