Belgium: Abortion Law


Abortion is legal in Belgium and available on request at hospitals.

Official Penal Code

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 the proper information department."

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


Social Support for Unwanted Pregnancy

Penal Code