Abortion Laws in Armenia
|Indications||Life, physical or mental health, rape, fetal impairment, socio-economic reasons.|
|Time limit||22 weeks.|
|Location of Services||Hospital conditions such as maternity homes, hospitals, private clinics with at least 15 beds.|
Abortions may be performed on request up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. They may be performed on social and medical grounds up to 22 weeks of pregnancy. An abortion must be performed by a gynecologist in a maternity hospital, gynecological ward, or specialized health center.
(3) Section 55 of the Offences against the Person Act (which provides that a person acquitted of the murder of any child, or of infanticide, may, if shown by the evidence to be guilty of concealing the birth, be convicted and punished accordingly), shall apply in the case of the acquittal of a person on an indictment for child destruction as it applies to the acquittal of a person on an indictment for murder or infanticide.