Since several months has a section of law on by the name 219a caused division within the German government. The law has prohibited doctors and clinics that perform abortions to make advertising for it on their website or in the flyers, which have been able to give a fine or imprisonment for a maximum of two years.
the SPD, demanded that the law should be abolished, chancellor Angela Merkel's christian Democrats CDU/CSU set against the requirement.
On Wednesday agreed the government to end on a compromise. It means that doctors and clinics may inform if they perform abortions, but they may not give further information about, for example how the procedure goes to or what side effects might occur.
the Decision was welcomed by the German medical association, while the opposition parties, The Greens, the liberal FDP and the left party Die Linke, who wanted to abolish the law, criticized the settlement to be watered down.