Abortion in Ecuador

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An abortion performed by a physician or other trained health professional who has the consent of the woman or her spouse, partner, intimate family member or legal representative, when she is not able to lend her consent, is not punishable in the following cases:

1) If it (the abortion) has been provided to avoid danger to life or health of the pregnant woman and if this danger can not be avoided by other means 2) If the pregnancy is a consequence of a rape of a woman who is suffering from a mental disability

Taken directly, verbatim, from the latest guidelines on therapeutic abortion set forth by the Ministry of Public Health, 20 November 2014.

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[1] [2]

  1. ^ https://aplicaciones.msp.gob.ec/salud/archivosdigitales/documentosDirecciones/dnn/archivos/ac_00005195_2014%2020%20nov.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.womenonwaves.org/article-1572-en.html