No verdict in abortion case

The Constitutional Court has failed to wrap up the lengthy debate over abortions. The court adjourned the discussion, on the accordance of current abortion legislation with the Constitution, without giving a date for when the Court will issue its final verdict on the matter, daily SME reported.

Justice Minister Daniel Lipšic, who represents a group of deputies requesting the examination of a Health Ministry regulation on abortion in 2001, asked the court to wait for a verdict from the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg, which is also considering the matter.

The Constitutional Court is examining the agreement of the abortion law, and a Health Ministry statutory instrument that allows for abortions to take place up to the 24th week of pregnancy, in cases when the foetus is genetically damaged.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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