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Abortion: the Cabinet agreed for the Reform of section 219a

Pregnant women should be able to easier inform on ways to have an abortion. The Cabinet approved a compromise on the so-called ban on advertising in Section 219a. Critics are not going far enough.

The Cabinet approved the draft law on the Reform of the controversial paragraph 219a in the criminal code. The compromise in the Grand coalition provides for the addition of this clause, in order to give Pregnant women better access to Doctors who perform an abortion. At the same time, the Doctors should receive greater legal certainty. The promotion of abortion remains a criminal offence.

to the Bundestag, allowed Physicians and clinics to inform in the future about the fact that they perform abortions under the statutory requirements. For further information, they must, however, referred to authorities, advice agencies and chambers of Physicians.

in Addition, the Federal chamber of physicians to create a list of Doctors and hospitals, the crashes. This should also include the ways and methods and are constantly updated. Besides, contraceptive pills are to be paid from the health insurance Fund - up to the 22. Birthday and not, as previously, up to 20. Birthday.

Demonstration for the abolition of section 219a at the end of January in Berlin.

criticism of women, Doctors, and parties

Doctors and many women criticize to sharp, Pregnant still not comprehensive with a trusted doctor can inform. The Amendment of section 219a, the "advertising" for abortions under the penalty, in the coalition's highly controversial. The SPD and the opposition parties wanted to remove the ban entirely - but the CDU and the CSU refused to

The SPD-deputies, Hilde Mattheis, announced their opposition in the Bundestag. "The visible policy is, if you vote by name," she said of the "Passauer Neue Presse". "I've positioned myself in this question is clear: policy should be guided by the majority. And the majority are women."

The Federal Chairman of the Association of social democratic women (ASF), the MEP Maria Noichl, expects more defections in the SPD. The Reform would mean "a course of women and Doctors". Ultimately, abortion is a matter of conscience, every woman and every man for themselves must decide.

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