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  Germany Info: Information Services: Facts about Germany: Questions & Answers
After years of conflict on the issue of abortion, the German Bundestag passed legislation regulating the termination of pregnancy at the end of June 1995..
However, a woman who has an abortion during the first trimester will not be prosecuted as long as she undergoes counseling that must seek to persuade her to carry the pregnancy to term.
Abortion should remain illegal, the court decided, but in an effort toward compromise, it also specified that if a woman chooses abortion after seeing a pregnancy counselor, she should not be prosecuted.
www.germany.info /relaunch/info/facts/facts/questions_en/health/healthissues3.html   (302 words)

  Abortion in Germany - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Abortions were strictly illegal in Nazi Germany for favored groups, but were at times forced upon members of parts of society that were considered undesirable.
In 1976, West Germany legalized abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy for reasons of medical necessity, sexual crimes or serious social or emotional distress, if approved by two doctors, and subject to counseling and a three-day waiting period.
A new law was passed by the Bundestag in 1992, permitting first-trimester abortions on demand, subject to counselling and a three-day waiting period.
www.music.us /education/A/Abortion-in-Germany.htm   (435 words)

  Abortion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Abortion, in its most common usage, refers to the deliberate early termination of a pregnancy, resulting in the death of the embryo or fetus.
Medically, the term also refers to the early termination of a pregnancy by natural causes ("spontaneous abortion" or miscarriage, which ends 1 in 5 of all pregnancies, usually within the first 13 weeks) or to the cessation of normal growth of a body part or organ.
Very late abortions can be brought about by the controversial intact dilation and extraction (D and X) or a hysterotomy abortion, similar to a caesarian section, and requiring the surgical decompression of the fetus's head before evacuation.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/abortion   (748 words)

Abortion is permitted up to the 12th week of pregnancy for socio-medical/economic reasons, with a waiting period of 5 days and on the recommendation of one doctor.
Abortion is permitted up to the 12th week of pregnancy where there is a risk to life or health, foetal malformation, or in cases of rape.
Abortion is permitted up to the 24th week of pregnancy where there is a risk to the physical or mental health of the mother or to the health of the foetus.
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 Abortion :: Term Paper Center
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 Psychological Issues - Distance or Control: Abortion and counselling in Germany
Now abortion in Germany is not considered 'lawful', but goes unpunished provided that the woman has undergone counselling at least three days before the operation The directive element of counselling has been removed as has the necessity to present an indication, and the reasons for these changes will be examined later.
Abortion counselling is not a private discussion between two individuals but a process that is regulated and influenced by external perceptions of abortion as a problem.
Although he describes abortion as a taboo subject this has not prevented him and his parliamentary colleagues from expressing quite openly that abortion is unjustifiable, unconstitutional and that the woman who makes this choice must be aware that there exists no state institution to legitimate her decision.
www.prochoiceforum.org.uk /psy_coun5.asp   (1941 words)

 Green Left - Abortion in Germany: back to the Netherlands?
Paragraph 218 of the Penal Code allowed women to have an abortion only in specific circumstances: when the mother's life was threatened, for “eugenic” reasons and for reasons such as severe social and psychological problems or pregnancy resulting from rape.
The court scrutinised the reasons given by women to justify their abortions and decided that they were not good enough.
According to the law, the counsellor's aim must be to encourage a woman to keep her child rather than to have an abortion.
www.greenleft.org.au /1993/120/5191   (678 words)

 Contraceptive Use Is Key to Reducing Abortion Worldwide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Abortion is prohibited in almost all circumstances in Chile and Peru, for example, yet clandestine abortion is common.
Indeed, illegal abortion in these countries is estimated to occur more than twice as often as legal abortion does in the United States (see table).
Abortion rates in South Korea took so long to start their decline in large part because of women's continued reliance on less effective, traditional contraceptive methods.
www.agi-usa.org /pubs/tgr/06/4/gr060407.html   (1990 words)

 German Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
And any woman may have an "unpunished" abortion provided it is performed within the first twelve weeks of pregnancy and she receives counseling from a licensed counseling center three days before she goes to a doctor for the procedure.
Women seeking abortions visit one of the 1,695 abortion counseling centers throughout the country, of which 264 (16 percent) are Catholic and 255 (15 percent) are Protestant.
At least one meeting was held (April 4, 1997) between a delegation of German bishops and representatives of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the authoritative Vatican department that examines and passes judgment on moral and doctrinal questions and is headed by arch-conservative Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.
www.cath4choice.org /international/german/german.htm   (3621 words)

 History of abortion - Hitler, Planned Parenthood & Margaret Sanger
The development of Germany's abortion policy was left to the county's most vociferous abortion advocacy group, the Berlin Chamber of Physicians.
This group, which advocated abortion on demand, determined that "The health of the mother - considered from all angles - is the decisive factor." Then, just as now, health of the mother criterion was loosely understood to mean any economic or psychological affect on the woman's total well being.
And, in Nazi Germany, racial stock was considered an aspect of the health of the mother.
www.lifedynamics.com /DeathCamps/Holocaust5.cfm   (201 words)

 Germany - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is bound by Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, the Baltic Sea to the northeast, Denmark to the north, the North Sea to the northwest, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France to the west, Switzerland to the south and Austria to the south and southeast.
Also in 1991 Germany contributed some US$5.5 billion towards the United States costs in the Gulf War as it was unable to send troops outside of the NATO area due to the country's constitution, while other military aid was donated to other alliance partners.
As a result Germany's independent central bank, the Bundesbank, called for strict control of public finances and announced that as a result of the governments failure to cut spending that there would be no lowering of Germany's high interest rates.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/germany.htm   (2934 words)

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The ruling touches on a particularly tense point in the unification process, in that abortion was free and strongly encouraged in the formerly communist eastern Germany.
The bill would have legalized abortion during the first three months of pregnancy, but was blocked by temporary order last August in response to a complaint by 249 conservative deputies and the government of the state of Bavaria.
Abortion has been generally illegal in western Germany, however women claiming desperate social, physical or mental situations could abort their children legally.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/ProLife.News/1993/pln-0312.txt   (2096 words)

 Anistoriton: History News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The history of East Germany, the communist part of divided Germany, is nowadays explored more thoroughly especially after East German Archives were made available to researchers.
Thus scholars considered abortion reform almost exclusively from the perspective of Erich Honecker, recently ensconced as First Secretary of the Politburo, and treated it as one piece of the social policies (such as benefits for working mothers) he introduced.
The abandonment of abortion reform in favor of the repeal of Article 11 demonstrates, however, that intentional pressures from below and outside the ruling circle could influence the kind of accommodation it had to make.
www.anistor.co.hol.gr /english/enback/h972.htm   (1215 words)

 Germany Info: Information Services: Facts about Germany: Questions & Answers
However, a woman who has an abortion during the first trimester will not be prosecuted as long as she undergoes counseling that must seek to persuade her to carry the pregnancy to term.
An abortion is fully legal if the pregnancy is the result of rape or if completing the pregnancy would endanger the woman's health.
Abortion should remain illegal, the court decided, but in an effort toward compromise, it also specified that if a woman chooses abortion after seeing a pregnancy counselor, she should not be prosecuted.
www.germany-info.org /relaunch/info/facts/facts/questions_en/health/healthissues3.html   (302 words)

 History of abortion - Hitler, Planned Parenthood & Margaret Sanger
By comparing Germany's Nazi holocaust and America's abortion holocaust you'll see there is practically no difference between the mindset of holocaust then and now.
Abortion advocates and America's largest Death Camp operator, Planned Parenthood, have elevated the dehumanization of holocaust victims to an art form with their 'pro-choice' rhetoric.
But those who side with the pro-choice crowd may be shocked by the racial slurs and elitist ideals of Planned Parenthood's celebrated founder, Margaret Sanger.
lifedynamics.com /DeathCamps/Holocaust.cfm   (193 words)

 Abortion Pill in Europe
Many of those who work in France's abortion clinics say the drug-induced abortion can actually have more impact on a patient because the abortion takes place over several days and because a patient is awake and aware of the expulsion of the fetal tissue.
By comparison, the rate of abortion in Germany was 6.8, in Italy 6.3, in Spain 4.5.
In the United States, in 1996, the rate of abortion among girls between the ages of 15 and 19 was 29.9 per 1,000 girls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
web.jjay.cuny.edu /~awinson/abortion-pill.htm   (1365 words)

 lifeissues.net | The Abortion and Eugenics Policies of Nazi Germany
The campaign to legalize abortion, or to liberalize Section 218 of the 1871 national law forbidding it, was an issue for almost the entire history of the Weimar democracy, something not known even to most specialists who study this period.
Abortion, however, is now legal in most democracies, with the boast from those who believe in its legality that there is "choice" in the matter, that what the Nazis did was wrong because things were forced.
Abortion, on the other hand, takes a life that has already happened because an unborn is the other patient in any pregnancy(35) and is no longer considered by science a mere maternal appendage.(36) The Nazis, experts in killing, knew this.
www.lifeissues.net /writers/air/air_vol16no1_2001.html   (3778 words)

Abortion rights advocates had been successful in stopping the immediate imposition of Paragraph 218 at the time of German unification in October 1990, yet the government's strategy of discrediting the GDR effectively tied the hands of east German legislators and activists and rendered east German women invisible.
The mandatory counseling measure, which requires all counselors to tell women seeking a legal abortion that abortion is the killing of life, can be read as an effort on the part of the state to insure that women are reminded that the fetus is a citizen and a member of the national community.
In this study of abortion politics I have argued that the abortion law reform debate was shaped significantly by the nationalization of the post-Wall public sphere and the unification of the two German states.
www.unc.edu /depts/eucenter/papers/wuerth_andrea.html   (6040 words)

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Germany is a federal republic of 16 states or Laenders, including the former state of East Germany.
A woman may have a legal abortion so long as it is performed within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and she receives counseling from her doctor and from an outside counseling center.
Germany's legal restrictions on assisted fertilization and surrogacy may be among the strictest in the world.
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 Abortion statistics and other data
Abortion statistics and other data is intended to improve the accessibility of abortion statistics.
High abortion rates are in their political (and financial) interests for a number of reasons.
abortion %--percentage of abortions among pregnancies ending in live birth or abortion (data on miscarriages is not considered here due to incompleteness).
www.johnstonsarchive.net /policy/abortion   (732 words)

 Zenit News Agency - The World Seen From Rome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Abortion was declared illegal, but it was decriminalized, on the condition that it took place during the first three months of pregnancy and that women would attend a consultation with psychologists, doctors and social workers in a consultation center.
Of the 1,700 consultation centers that operate in Germany within the framework of the law, 270 are directed by Caritas and 126 by the social service for Catholic women.
The Bishops reaffirmed that in the consultation centers attempts are made to dissuade from abortion and, in fact, in 20% of the cases, the women have changed their mind.
www.zenit.org /english/archive/9906/ZE990623.html   (3497 words)

 ZW980128   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
He denounced abortion which, "in addition to being an abominable crime, is an absurd impoverishment of the person and of society itself." He went on to declare that the State could never be a substitute for the family.
As the experience of the past 25 years has shown, legalized abortion has been a destructive force in the lives of many individuals, especially women who are often left alone to bear the deep sorrow and regret which follow the decision to destroy the life of an unborn child.
But the proliferation of procured abortions has also had deleterious effects on society at large, not least in a weakening of respect for the life of the elderly and the infirm, and a coarsening of the moral sense.
www.zenit.org /english/archive/9801/zw980128.htm   (3026 words)

Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen, now 25 years old, was aborted but did not die.
Her mother was 7 months pregnant when Planned Parenthood in Southern California advised her to have a late-term abortion by having a solution of saline injected into the mother's womb.
These 15 people apparently believe that children born as a result of botched abortions should be allowed to suffer pain for three to seven hours and left to die a miserable death for lack of medical care because they were earmarked for termination.
www.angels-helper.net /Abortion.htm   (776 words)

 BBC News | Europe | Growing row over German abortion pill
The pill causes an abortion if it is taken within the first 49 days of pregnancy.
Abortions are permitted in Germany during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy but they remain a sensitive issue because of the country's vocal Roman Catholic population.
Despite pressure from the church, the manufacturer of the abortion pill says he will not be deterred.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/239874.stm   (384 words)

Germany's Catholic bishops said on Friday they would wait until next week before responding to a letter from Pope John Paul II that reportedly demands they stop issuing abortion certificates after counselling pregnant women.
Under German law, a woman seeking an abortion must first discuss her decision with an advisory service in order to get a certificate before she can go ahead with the abortion.
Pro-life activists and church members had argued that being able to issue abortion certificates increased the number of women seeking counselling by Catholic groups and in turn the chance they would change their minds.
www.cathnews.com /news/906/144.html   (144 words)

 Germany Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It starts with discussing Vergangenheitsbewältigung in contemporary Germany for two reasons: First, the development of post-war West Germany cannot be understood without looking at the legacy of the Nazi-past.
30 A. Hanhardt, The Collapse of the GDR and the Unification of Germany (in: From BRD to Deutschland, pp.
ABORTION "Bundestag Struggles with the Abortion Issue; Decision Imminent." TWIG June 26, 1992 "Germany Liberalizes Its Abortion Laws." TWIG July 3,1992.
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