Abortion Laws in Egypt
|Law, Regulations||Penal Code, 1937.|
|Indications||Life (implied on the ground of necessity).|
|Time limit||Not specified.|
|Location of Services||Not specified.|
EGYPT. Penal Code of 31 July 1937.
Article 260. Whoever intentionally causes the abortion of a pregnant woman by beating or other like types of injury shall be punished with temporary hard labor.
Article 261. Whoever intentionally causes the miscarriage of a pregnant woman by giving her medicines or by using methods leading to abortion, or by indicating them to her, whether with or without her consent, shall be punished with detention.
Article 262. A woman knowingly agrees to take the medicines or use the aforementioned methods, or enables another to use these methods for her, and as a result miscarriage occurs, shall be punished with the aforementioned penalty.
Article 263. If the person causing the abortion is a physician, surgeon, pharmacist, or midwife, he or she shall be punished with temporary hard labor.
Article 264. No penalty shall be imposed on attempted miscarriage.