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Complete List of Countries Where Abortion is Legal

There are many countries where abortion is legal and today we will be sharing the complete list.

Abortion has always been a controversial topic in many countries. Abortion, the process of terminating a pregnancy prematurely through operation is a very deep personal matter.

The opinion about this subject is based on several factors like emotional, religious, political, and ethical beliefs. The US Supreme Court has ended constitutional protection to abortion that was in force for more than five decades now.

In a judgment delivered on 24th June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights thereby withdrawing the constitutional right in the U.S. to terminate a pregnancy.

Abortion Rights Overturned by the US Supreme Court

In a 6-3 ruling, the court upheld a Mississippi state law where abortion is banned after a gestational age of 15 weeks. All three appointees of former U.S. President Donald Trump have voted in the majority. This ruling will now hand over the legal authority for abortions to respective states.

List Countries where Abortion is Legal

Below is the list of countries around the world and their abortion laws according to the World Population Review.

The table below displays the general details of each country’s legal stance on abortion.

Country Legality
Afghanistan To save a woman’s life
Albania No restriction
Algeria To preserve physical/mental health
Antigua and Barbuda To save a woman’s life
Argentina To preserve physical health
Armenia No restriction
Australia No restriction
Austria No restriction
Azerbaijan No restriction
Bahamas To preserve physical health
Bahrain No restriction
Bangladesh To save a woman’s life
Barbados To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
Belarus No restriction
Belgium No restriction
Belize To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
Benin To preserve physical health
Bhutan To save a woman’s life
Bolivia To preserve physical health
Bosnia and Herzegovina No restriction
Botswana To preserve physical/mental health
Brazil To save a woman’s life
Bulgaria No restriction
Burkina Faso To preserve physical health
Burundi To preserve physical health
Cambodia No restriction
Cameroon To preserve physical health
Canada No restriction
Cape Verde No restriction
Central African Republic To preserve physical health
Chad To preserve physical health
Chile To save a woman’s life
Colombia To preserve physical/mental health
Comoros To preserve physical health
Costa Rica To preserve physical health
Croatia No restriction
Cuba No restriction
Cyprus To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
Czech Republic No restriction
Denmark No restriction
Djibouti To preserve physical health
Dominica To save a woman’s life
Ecuador To preserve physical health
Equatorial Guinea To preserve physical health
Eritrea To preserve physical/mental health
Estonia No restriction
Eswatini To preserve physical/mental health
Ethiopia To preserve physical health
Fiji To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
Finland To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
France No restriction
Gambia To preserve physical/mental health
Germany No restriction
Ghana To preserve physical/mental health
Greece No restriction
Grenada To preserve physical health
Guatemala To save a woman’s life
Guinea To preserve physical health
Guyana No restriction
Hong Kong To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
Hungary No restriction
Iceland To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
India To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
Indonesia To save a woman’s life
Iran To save a woman’s life
Ireland To save a woman’s life
Israel To preserve physical/mental health
Italy No restriction
Ivory Coast To save a woman’s life
Jamaica To preserve physical/mental health
Japan To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
Jordan To preserve physical health
Kazakhstan No restriction
Kenya To preserve physical health
Kiribati To save a woman’s life
Kuwait To preserve physical health
Kyrgyzstan No restriction
Latvia No restriction
Lebanon To save a woman’s life
Lesotho To preserve physical health
Liberia To preserve physical/mental health
Libya To save a woman’s life
Liechtenstein To preserve physical health
Lithuania No restriction
Luxembourg No restriction
Malawi To save a woman’s life
Malaysia To preserve physical/mental health
Maldives To preserve physical health
Mali To save a woman’s life
Mauritius To preserve physical/mental health
Mexico To save a woman’s life
Moldova No restriction
Monaco To preserve physical health
Mongolia No restriction
Montenegro No restriction
Morocco To preserve physical health
Mozambique To preserve physical/mental health
Myanmar To save a woman’s life
Namibia To preserve physical/mental health
Nauru To preserve physical/mental health
Nepal No restriction
Netherlands No restriction
New Zealand To preserve physical/mental health
Niger To preserve physical health
Nigeria To save a woman’s life
North Korea No restriction
North Macedonia No restriction
Norway No restriction
Oman To save a woman’s life
Pakistan To preserve physical health
Panama To save a woman’s life
Papua New Guinea To save a woman’s life
Paraguay To save a woman’s life
Peru To preserve physical health
Poland To preserve physical health
Portugal No restriction
Qatar To preserve physical health
Romania No restriction
Russia No restriction
Rwanda To preserve physical health
Saint Kitts and Nevis To preserve physical/mental health
Saint Lucia To preserve physical/mental health
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
Samoa To preserve physical/mental health
Saudi Arabia To preserve physical health
Serbia No restriction
Seychelles To preserve physical/mental health
Sierra Leone To preserve physical/mental health
Singapore No restriction
Slovakia No restriction
Slovenia No restriction
Solomon Islands To save a woman’s life
Somalia To save a woman’s life
South Africa No restriction
South Korea To preserve physical health
South Sudan To save a woman’s life
Spain No restriction
Sri Lanka To save a woman’s life
Sudan To save a woman’s life
Sweden No restriction
Switzerland No restriction
Syria To save a woman’s life
Taiwan To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
Tajikistan No restriction
Tanzania To save a woman’s life
Thailand To preserve physical/mental health
Timor-Leste To save a woman’s life
Togo To preserve physical health
Trinidad and Tobago To preserve physical/mental health
Tunisia No restriction
Turkey No restriction
Turkmenistan No restriction
Tuvalu To save a woman’s life
Uganda To save a woman’s life
Ukraine No restriction
United Arab Emirates To save a woman’s life
United Kingdom To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
United States No restriction
Uruguay No restriction
Uzbekistan No restriction
Vanuatu To preserve physical health
Venezuela To save a woman’s life
Vietnam No restriction
Yemen To save a woman’s life
Zambia To preserve health/on socioeconomic grounds
Zimbabwe To preserve physical health

 

So this was the full list of countries where a woman can have an abortion legally.

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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