Abortion Laws in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
|Law, Regulations||Criminal Code, 1988.|
|Indications||Life, physical or mental health, rape or incest, fetal impairment, socio-economic reasons.|
|Time limit||Not specified.|
|Location of Services||Hospital or approved establishment, unless immediately necessary to save the life of, or to prevent grave permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman.|
ANDORRA. Penal Code of 11 July 1990. (Butlleti Oficial del Principat d’Andorra, Vol. 2, No. 21, 21 July 1990, pp. 378-96.)
TITLE III. Offences against persons
Chapter I. Offences against the life of persons
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A mother who performs an abortion or gives her consent to an abortion will incur a penalty of up to two and one half years’ imprisonment. If another person performs an abortion with the consent of the mother, the maximum applicable penalty will be four years’ imprisonment. The penalty will be imprisonment for up to six years if the perpetrator is a physician, medical practitioner, health officer, or person who is customarily devoted to performing, or with the intent of profit performs, abortive practices.
An abortion performed without the consent of the mother will be punished with a maximum penalty of ten years’ imprisonment.
If, as a consequence of abortive practices performed on a person actually or supposedly pregnant, serious injuries or the death of the person occurs, the maximum applicable penalty will be twelve years’ imprisonment.
Whoever offers his own or another’s services for the performance of an abortion or provides means or suggests abortive procedures, will be punished with a penalty of up to three years’ imprisonment.