Abortion in Slovenia was legalized in its current form (in Slovenia and the other former Yugoslav republics) on October 7, 1977.Abortion is available on-demand for mothers whose pregnancies have not exceeded the tenth week. Minors require parental consent before undergoing an abortion unless the minor is already emancipated and earning her own living. After Slovenia earned its independence from Yugoslavia, an amendment was made to the abortion law in 1992 allowing for doctors to exempt themselves from performing abortions if they disagree with the practice for religious reasons.
In 2009, 18% of pregnancies in Slovenia ended in abortion, down from a peak of 41.6% in 1982. As of 2009[update], the abortion rate was 11.5 abortions per 1000 women aged 15–44 years.