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Abortion Laws today
Abortion in Greece became fully legalized on July 3, 1986, when Law 1609/1986 came into force.

Abortions can be performed on demand in hospitals for women whose pregnancies have not exceeded 12 weeks of gestation.

In the case of rape or incest, an abortion can occur up to 19 weeks and a maximum of 24 weeks in case of fetal abnormalities. In case of unavoidable risk to the life of the pregnant woman or a serious risk of harm to her physical or psychological health, termination of pregnancy is legal at any time before birth.

Women under 18 years of age must have the written permission from a parent or guardian before an abortion is performed.

Since 2007, the abortion rate was 7.2 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44. In 2007, the abortion rate in Greece was 7.2 abortions per 1,000 women among women between the ages of 15 and 44 years old.

 From 2007 to 2014, teenage pregnancies constituted between 3 and 5 percent of all abortions obtained in Greece. In 2014, an estimated 25% of teenagers terminated their pregnancies. A survey in 2019 reported that one in ten teenage girls aged 15 to 19 years old had had at least one abortion.
How and where vigils began



Country Statistics
Abortions per year 400,000
Vigil locations 1
Volunteers 5
Saved lives 0
Abortion facilities closed 0
Abortion workers quit 0
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