Germany parliament approved late-term abortion restrictions

On May 13, 2009, the German Bundestag passed amendments to the Conflicts of Pregnancy Act prohibiting abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy with exceptions for the mental or physical health of the mother or when the fetus may not be viable. The amendments also require German doctors to counsel women on the health risks of late-term abortion and imposes a three-day waiting period. Several US states, including Alabama, Idaho, and Oklahoma, have banned abortion after the twentieth week of pregnancy with limited exceptions.

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