Abortion laws in Europe in 4 charts

Malta is the only EU country with a total ban on abortion, while Poland controversially imposed a near-total ban in 2020.

May 3, 2022

In most European countries, women are legally permitted to have an abortion on request, with Malta the only EU state with a complete ban on the procedure.

In Poland, however, the Constitutional Tribunal rolled back women’s right to terminate pregnancies in 2020, ruling that women can undergo an abortion only in cases of rape, incest, or if their life is in danger.

Continued: https://www.politico.eu/article/abortion-chart-world-map-europe-law-illegal-roe-v-wade-legislation/