In Britain, a woman can terminate her pregnancy within 24 weeks. 24 weeks is also considered to be the longest possible time given to a woman among all EU countries.
For example, in France, until October 2020, a woman could have an abortion until the 12th week of her pregnancy, while French politicians are outraged by what precedes and follows the gynecological clinic.
Malta, where Catholicism is the state religion, remains the only European Union country to completely ban abortion. In case of violation of the law, the prescribed prison sentence ranges from 18 months to 3 years.
Abortion is illegal in Andorra and San Marino, which are in Europe, but not in the European Union, and in the Vatican.
While in Poland the following criminal paradox occurs, which says that in 2019 only 1,100 legal abortions were performed, while every year it is estimated that 100,000 to 200,000 women terminate their pregnancies, in France things are covered by a manipulative framework that forces women to decisions they do not want.
"Abortion tourism is not a current phenomenon", "The road passes through Europe. The Irish go to England, the Poles to Austria, etc. This phenomenon highlights the inequalities between European women and puts the economically weaker at a disadvantage. The rich go to clinics abroad, the poorest end up in makeshift scalpels. Nevertheless, the percentage of abortions does not decrease ".
In a few countries - including Greece - the subsidy policy is preferred, albeit a small one, in the fight against infertility and as a measure to prevent the termination of an unwanted pregnancy, however, there is still a long way to go - in the civilized Europe - to protect a woman's right to have her body defined and her choice to become a mother. Or not.
MEPs are going to condemn the extremely restrictive legislation, which effectively prohibits abortion in Poland, as an attack on fundamental rights, the rule of law and EU fundamental values. A woman's right to make decisions about her pregnancy without prosecuted should not be considered unconstitutional in any EU country, they are likely to add. They are also expected to express their support and solidarity with the peaceful protesters who took to the streets to denounce these restrictions, but also to condemn the disproportionate use of force against them.
Συζήτηση για την de facto απαγόρευση της άμβλωσης στην Πολωνία | Επικαιρότητα | Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο (europa.eu)
Δικαίωμα στην άμβλωση: Τι ισχύει για τις γυναίκες ανά την Ευρώπη; | LiFO
Αποποινικοποίηση των αμβλώσεων στην Ευρώπη | Ευρώπη | DW | 12.05.2008