A Comparative Survey of the Laws on Abortion of Selected Countries
DIANE Publishing, 1993 - 181 pages
Covers; Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, West Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. These laws deal with: where the procedure must take place, who is authorized to perform an abortion, whose consent is required in a case involving a minor, under what circumstances an abortion may be performed, and much more.
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Page 18 - ... that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk to the life of the pregnant woman, or of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman or any existing children of her family, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated; or (b) that there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped.
Page 18 - Subject to the provisions of this section, a person shall not be guilty of an offence under the law relating to abortion when a pregnancy is terminated by a registered medical practitioner if two registered medical practitioners are of the opinion, formed in good faith...
Page 176 - ... subject to a discretionary life sentence only in especially severe cases) assumed great significance.4 The definition of murder listed specific characteristics which the perpetrator of an intentional homicide had to show in order to be regarded as a murderer. Article 211(2) of the Penal Code stated: "A murderer is anyone who kills a human being: from a lust to kill, to satisfy his sex drive, from covetousness or other base motives; treacherously or cruelly or by means endangering the community...
Page 2 - Its members that the continuation of the pregnancy "would or would be likely to" endanger the life or health of the pregnant woman (/DHL, (9700).
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