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The current 12-week abortion limit should be raised

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The current 12-week abortion limit should be raised, the chairman of the Danish Obstetrics and Gynecology society says. However, Lisa Lotte Torvin Andersen says the limit cannot be set in stone as society and other various groups are divided on the issue. This is the first time the society’s board of members has taking a stance on the matter stating that there are three primary reasons the limit should be raised:

  1. The first nuchal translucency scan, which helps doctors estimate health risks such as Down Syndrome, can only be assessed in week 12.
  2. Women are still allowed an abortion after week 12, subject to permission from the abortion council.
  3. Women should ultimately be allowed to decide what they wish to do with their bodies. 

Here are abortion limits in several neighboring countries: 

  • Netherlands – 24 weeks
  • Iceland – 22 weeks
  • Sweden – 18 weeks
  • Germany – 14 weeks
  • Norway – 12 weeks

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