Abortions back in parliament. Danko proposes three measures

One idea is to make pregnant women listen to the fetus’ heartbeat before they decide.

Slovak National Party chair and Speaker of Parliament Andrej DankoSlovak National Party chair and Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko (Source: SITA)

Only a few days after the parliament swept away all the four abortion-related legislative proposals, the Slovak National Party (SNS) submitted its own draft law proposal to the parliament, the Denník N daily reported.

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The SNS suggests three ways to prevent women from getting an abortion: the ban on abortion adverts, the obligation to show the pregnant woman a picture of her foetus and to play her the sound of an unborn child's beating heart.

It is the seventh proposal aimed at limiting or discouraging women from getting abortions presented to the parliament this year. Unlike the previous proposals, the SNS proposal has been submitted by women MPs: Eva Smolíková, Magdaléna Kuciaňová and Eva Antošová.

Today, abortions are legal in Slovakia up to the 12th week of pregnancy, or longer if health reasons arise. Yet, about 7,000 abortions were carried out in 2018, which is a radical drop compared to 21,000 abortions in 1997.

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