Abortion in Greece

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Abortion in Greece has been fully legalized since January 27, 1984.[1] Abortions can be performed on-demand in hospitals for women whose pregnancies have not exceeded twelve weeks.[2] In the case of rape or incest, an abortion can occur as late as nineteen weeks, and as late as twenty-four weeks in the case of fetal abnormalities.[2] Girls under the age of 18 must get written permission from a parent or guardian before being allowed an abortion.[2]

As of 2007, the abortion rate was 7.2 abortions per 1000 women aged 15-44 years.[3]


  1. ^ Greece legalizes abortion
  2. ^ a b c Europe's abortion rules
  3. ^ "World Abortion Policies 2013". United Nations. 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014.