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Abortion policyAbortion policy
After the first three months of pregnancy, abortion is allowed only if the foetus has a genetic deficiency or to preserve the physical and mental health of the mother. An abortion must be performed in a public hospital or authorized
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Abortion policyAbortion policy
The abortion must be performed in a hospital or clinic with the consent of the pregnant woman or her parents or guardian if she is a minor
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Abortion policyAbortion policy
The medical procedure must be performed by a health worker possessing the necessary skills and authority, under the guidance of an expert team
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Abortion policyAbortion policy
An abortion must be carried out by a registered medical practitioner in a government hospital or registered private hospital or clinic approved for that purpose
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Abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permittedAbortion policy grounds on which abortion is permitted
Code provided that any person performing an illegal abortion was subject to imprisonment for three years and/or a fine; if the woman was “quick with child”, the penalty was imprisonment for up to seven years and payment of a fine
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Nigeria abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permittedNigeria abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permitted
Two physicians are required to certify that the pregnancy poses a serious threat to the life of the woman
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Angola abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permittedAngola abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permitted
A therapeutic abortion requires the woman's consent and consultation with medical professionals. The abortion must be performed within the first trimester
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Abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permittedAbortion policy grounds on which abortion is permitted
In case of an emergency involving a risk to the life of the mother, an abortion may be performed without the expressed opinion of the physician and without the consent of the woman. All abortions must be reported to the national health
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Jamaica abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permittedJamaica abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permitted
The spouse’s consent is required. In order to perform an abortion on the grounds of mental health, foetal impairment, rape or incest, the approval of two specialists must be obtained
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Abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permittedAbortion policy grounds on which abortion is permitted
Although federal law grants a woman the constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy before foetal viability, individual states are permitted to impose restrictions on abortion throughout pregnancy if they do not unduly burden a woman’s right
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Holy See abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permittedHoly See abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permitted
God, he is “sacred”: “If anyone sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has man been made”
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Cuba abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permittedCuba abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permitted
Authorization by two physicians was reportedly required for abortions performed in cases of risk to health. However, abortion was easily available in private clinics at a reasonable cost
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Burkina Faso abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permittedBurkina Faso abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permitted
Cases of rape or incest must be established by the State prosecutor, and the abortion must be performed during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy
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Costa Rica abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permittedCosta Rica abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permitted
The pregnant woman must consent to the abortion, which must be performed by a physician, or if no physician is available, by an authorized midwife
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Egypt abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permittedEgypt abortion policy grounds on which abortion is permitted
Three physicians must certify that an accepted indication for the performance of the abortion exists. The husband’s consent is required unless the physician believes the operation is needed
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