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Czech Republic

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Abortion Laws today
1957: legalization of abortion in Czechoslovakia
1986: elimination of abortion restrictions leading to an increase in abortions
1990: Peak in number of abortions in a year: 100,000
1993: abortions for “non-medical reasons” ceased to be paid by the public health system leading to a drop in numbers

Abortion is legal in Czech Republic up to 12 weeks of pregnancy without medical indications and up to 24 weeks of pregnancy with medical indication. In case of grave problems with the unborn baby, abortion can be allowed at any time.

The Ministry of Health has stated that foreign female patients from EU may undergo an artificial abortion in Czech Republic.
How and where vigils began
Leaders were inspired by the vigils in Spain and supported by the 40 Days for Life team in Bratislava. As no 40 Days for Life vigil had been organized in the Czech Republic, the first vigil was held in Brno during Lent 2023.
Country Statistics
Abortions per year 15,492 in 2021
Vigil locations 1
Volunteers 4
Saved lives 0
Abortion facilities closed 0
Abortion workers quit 0
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Vigil locations in Czech Republic