Skip to comments.Activists in Germany demand legalization of abortion
Posted on 10/02/2019 7:14:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
There, in the German Criminal Code, between the laws on murder and abandonment, sit paragraphs 218 and 219. They pertain to and criminalize abortion in Germany. On Saturday, activists will be taking to the streets to demand the paragraphs removal as part of a global abortion rights demonstration.
Sarah Thibol, activist with the feminist organization Frauen*Kollektiv in Cologne, is one of many planning to protest. Her personal goal is that women realize abortions are not legal in German(y). So many people are surprised the first time they hear that.
According to German law laid out in paragraph 218, anyone who terminates a pregnancy can be fined or imprisoned for up to three years. There is no criminal liability if the abortion is necessary in order to protect the health of the woman, if rape led to the pregnancy, or is the woman takes part in consultation and has the abortion before the 12th week of pregnancy. However, these exceptions do not make abortion legal; rather, the process is merely possible without punishment.
Germanys Federal Statistics Office reported just over 100,000 abortions in 2018. Around 96% of the procedures took place after a consultation and before the 12th week of pregnancy. Just under 4% were carried out due to medical complications during the pregnancy, and only 20 pregnancies were aborted due to conception by rape.
Although almost all women in Germany have access to abortions thanks to these loopholes, activists like Thibol are demanding a complete decriminalization. Someone else has control. We simply dont have the right, she says. Were only allowed if someone says, Its okay if you do it now. But actually, its not permitted.
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According to German law laid out in paragraph 218, anyone who terminates a pregnancy can be fined or imprisoned for up to three years.
When Roe is overturned, I pray the penalty for having an abortion will be life in prison, not just three years.
This “woman” should realize that abortion is not permitted ad hoc because it kills an unborn human being. I wonder if she’ll feel the same when the State comes along in 30 years to euthanize her.
Satanists = murder babies.
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