1st Egyptian Medical Liability draft law to regulate abortion
By: Egypt Today staff
CAIRO – 3 December 2017: Parliament's Health Affairs Committee will resume on Sunday the discussion of the first Medical Liability draft law, presented by MP Ayman Abul Ela.
This law clarifies under what circumstances abortion procedures can be carried out. Abortions are considered legal in two circumstances – if the mother’s life is at risk because of the pregnancy or if the fetus has a disorder that makes it "incompatible with life." Abortion is illegal in all other circumstances and cannot be opted into.
Under this law, abortion surgery should only be performed by a specialist in gynecology and obstetric and the pregnant woman should receive the consent of the treating doctor that her case requires an abortion.