German gynecologists are not allowed to provide abortion information on their homepages. According to law, an abortion performed before the 12th week of pregnancy is regarded as a crime – but is not punishable.
A German court has upheld the fine given to a doctor who provided information on abortions online. But the judge seemed to give her some encouragement in her fight to change the law.
Two gynecologists in Germany could face jail time for listing abortion as one of the medical services offered at their practice. People outside the court argued that providing information to women shouldn't be a crime.
The pope has come under fire from Germany's family minister for equating having an abortion with hiring a contract killer. Gynecologists are similarly outraged with the comparison.
Germany's law enabling female suffrage came into effect on November 30, 1918. A look at the activists who contributed to this achievement and why there's still much to be done in the country to claim equal rights.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version