Germany agrees to consign Nazi-era abortion law to history


Germany’s Parliament agrees to remove a Nazi-era law that limits the information doctors and clinics can provide about abortion. – EPA pic, June 24, 2022.

GERMANY’S Parliament today agreed to remove a Nazi-era law that limits the information doctors and clinics can provide about abortion.

One of the most controversial sections of the penal code, paragraph 219a, prohibits the “promotion” of abortion, a crime punishable by “up to two years of imprisonment or a fine”.


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