Abortion law Hungary


In Hungary, the Constitution states that life begins at conception, which will likely result in a challenge of current abortion law that allows non-medical abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy

Mifepriston is not available in Hungary

Some useful information

The upper limit for legal abortion in Hungary is 12 weeks of gestation. A woman is forced to go to a specific hospital/university hospital that connected to her address, if she wants to go to another place she must pay for the consultation. A gynecologist in hospital/university department must do an ultrasound to verify the gestational age of her pregnancy. Then, with that paper must she go to a so called 'Family Planning Centre' where a specially trained midwife inform her about the contraceptive possibilities and tries to force her to change her mind.
She has to come back  three days later in order to get a declaration from midwife that she can obtain abortion due to social reason. With that paper she can get an abortion in the hospital.

Official Law on Abortion

The UN Report on Hungary