On 13 May 2009, the Bundestag decided a change of crisis pregnancy Act. Therefore is now in abortions after the 12th Week a three-day reflection period between diagnosis and the indication exhibition duty. The only exception is in acute danger to “life and limb”. In addition, you must consult your doctor for abortion.
What happens before an abortion?
Make the decision for yourself. Incidentally, no doctor can be forced to perform such an operation. In patients, under 16 years of gynaecologists require the written consent of at least one parent, usually.
First, a woman doctor must determine whether you are indeed pregnant. The gynaecological examination depends on the age of the pregnancy and possible malformations of the embryo. Seek advice from your doctor and find out about the legal situation. Upon request, you will receive a certificate of pregnancy, which includes, among other things, the age of the pregnancy. Nevertheless, you do not need this certificate for statutory pregnancy conflict counselling.
The obligation consultation to receive pregnant women and girls free in an approved counselling agency, e.g. Pro Familia or an ecclesiastical office. The consultants perform a detailed discussion with you to discuss your situation in detail and propose solutions. You can remain anonymous at first, so do not give your name. After talking to you to decide whether you want to continue the pregnancy or not. You are entitled to an advisory note – now with your name and the date. The permit can but say nothing about the content and the flow of the conversation. Without this guidance note is not a legal abortion. Catholic institutions are limited since 2002 in consulting.
Facilities / Costs
Check with your gynaecologist or Planned Parenthood, which make specialists or facilities in your area by engaging modern medical standards and what costs are involved. Generally eligible for an abortion are:
• Medical facilities of Pro Familia
• Practices or clinics
• Hospitals and doctors’ offices suitably equipped