Belgium takes next step to decriminalise abortion


Belgium woman

House Committee of Justice in Belgium discussed bill to completely decriminalise abortion on Wednesday November 27, 2019. Articles of the bill:

  • extend the deadline for abortion from 12 to 18 weeks after conception,
  • abortion will be completely decriminalised for both women and physicians
  • the 6 day waiting period will be reduced  to 48 hours. 

At this moment between 500 and 1000 Belgium women who are pregnant for more than 12 weeks have to travel to France or The Netherlands to obtain an abortion.