Abortion law in the UK and rest of Europe

Illegal

Illegal except where threat to life

of mother

Legal under specified circumstances

Legal

Northern

Ireland

Finland

UK

Poland

Ireland

Liechtenstein

San Marino

Monaco

Vatican City

Andorra

Malta

Cyprus

Northern Ireland

The only part of the UK where the 1967 Abortion Act does not apply. It is lawful to terminate a pregnancy where there is a threat to the life of the mother

Ireland

Abortion illegal except where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother. This includes a risk arising from a threat of suicide

Illegal

Finland

Illegal except where threat to life of mother

Legal under specified circumstances

Legal

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1. Northern Ireland

The only part of the UK where the 1967 Abortion Act does not apply. It is lawful to terminate a pregnancy where there is a threat to the life of the mother

 

2. Ireland

Abortion illegal except where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother. This includes a risk arising from a threat of suicide

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UK

Poland

Liechtenstein

San Marino

Monaco

Vatican City

Andorra

Malta

Cyprus