Abortion Laws in Lithuania
|Law, Regulations||Decree of the Ministry of Health, 1994.|
|Indications||Life, physical or mental health, fetal impairment.|
|Time limit||22 weeks.|
|Location of Services||Gynaecological department of a hospital.|
An abortion may be performed on request during the up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. One may be performed up to 22 weeks of pregnancy on the following grounds: a) risk to the life; b) risk to physical health; c) risk to mental health; and d) risk of fetal deformation. An abortion must be performed by a physician in a medical institution. Parental consent is required for minors under the age of 16.