Paris, 24-25 Novembre 2000: „Fourth FIAPAC-Konferenz“

  • 09:00-
    10:30
    Risks in abortion - how to detect them?
    Sedia:
    • Pierre Moonens, BE
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    10:30
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    12:30
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    13:00
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    14:00
  • 14:00-
    15:30
    Post abortum Contraception - practices to be revised
    Sedia:
    • Paul Cesbron, FR
    • Kristina Hänel-Groh, DE
    • Dominique Roynet, BE
  • 16:00-
    17:30
    The law controlling abortion in different countries
    Sedia:
    • Paul Cesbron, FR
    • Dominique Roynet, BE
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      Termination has been legal since 1990.
      It is authorised on the demand of the woman and on medical grounds up to 14
      weeks of amenorrhoea.
      The woman has to declare that she is in a situation of distress, and must make
      her request in written form.
      Beyond 14 weeks of amenorrhoea, termination is possible only after the
      consent of two doctors, provided that there is a serious health risk to the
      woman, or if there is an abnormality of the foetus.
      There is a mandatory waiting period after the first counselling of 6 days.

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      Since 1973, termination has been authorised up to 14 weeks of amenorrhoea.
      Beyond 14 weeks a woman must apply to a committee, though these take very
      liberal views.
      For minors under 18 years of age, the authorisation of the parents or of the
      committee is necessary.

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      Termination is allowed up to 14 weeks of amenorrhoea, on demand by the
      woman.
      A waiting period of 7 days for reconsideration is required between the first
      counselling and the abortion procedure.
      Counselling is offered but not obligatory.
      Minors need the consent of their parents. If that is not possible, they can
      choose a responsible adult, who will accompany them.

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      Abortion is allowed up to 14 weeks of amenorrhoea.
      A session of counselling must take place at least 3 days before the procedure.
      A woman who is doing an abortion abroad, without prior counselling risks a
      legal procedure.
      Minors need parental consent from their parents for an abortion. The Courts
      can oppose abortions for minors.
      Establishments performing abortions are under the jurisdiction of the regional
      government. The price of an abortion is reimbursed by the state in most cases,
      depending on the income of the women.
      All publicity concerning abortion is forbidden.

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      The law is strict in theory but flexible in its application. Two doctors must
      assess the physical or mental risk to the patient, and give their consent.
      Termination is allowed up to the 24th week of amenorrhoea.

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      Since 1984, termination has been authorised on the decision of the woman
      alone No time limit is specified, but it is rare for 22 weeks of amenorrhoea to
      be passed. The procedures are carried out in private, non-profit-making
      centres, and are strictly registered.

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      The law legalising abortion came into force in 1978, the limit is 12 weeks of
      amenorrhoea. A medical certificate is necessary, and a waiting period of 7 days
      has to be respected. Terminations are performed in the public sector. Access
      varies from one region to another.

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      The law on abortion has been deleted in 1988. Since, there is no law governing
      abortion. The procedure is therefore subject to an agreement between the women and her doctor, as with any other medical treatment. The availability of
      terminations depends on the good will of the doctors. There are 30,000
      terminations in Quebec; 125.000 for the whole of Canada.

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      Termination is allowed up to 22 weeks of amenorrhoea, with no requirement
      for a waiting period. 97.3% of terminations are done for psychological reasons;
      15% concern adolescents.
      The private sector performs 97% of terminations. Although the law is
      restrictive, access to termination is good. There is a need, however, for fairer
      legislation. The present reporting system is insufficient.

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      Since 1975, abortion has been authorised up to 18 weeks of amenorrhoea.
      There are 30,000 terminations a year.

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      Since 1942, abortion has been authorised if the woman’s life is in danger. A
      certificate signed by 2 doctors is required. The law is strict in theory, but very
      flexible in its application. Terminations are performed in hospitals, in clinics
      and private practice.

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      Since 1973, throughout the county, abortion is legal on the demand of the
      woman alone, during the first trimester of pregnancy. For the second trimester
      of pregnancy, laws vary in different states. For the third trimester of
      pregnancy, throughout the entire USA, abortion is authorised only to save the
      life of the woman.
      The PROLIFE movement is very powerful, and access to the centres is difficult.
      There is a serious shortage of trained staff.

  • 17:30-
    18:00
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    19:00