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 leader Andrej DankoSlovak National Party leader Andrej Danko(Source: Peter Maďar, 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.

Related articleTens of thousands protested abortions in Bratislava Read more 

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.

How to bypass the abortion law

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Kočner allegedly made a death threat against ex-general prosecutor Trnka

The recently published conversation concerns the Gorilla file, describing corruptive practices.

Marian Kočner in court.

Slovakia shoulders a heavier tax-levy burden than most, experts opine

The Slovak tax system is more generous to families than to single persons.

In the field of corporate taxation, Slovakia ranks among the most burdened of OECD countries.

First-aid kits in cars will not have to be replaced after expiration

The expiration will not be checked anymore, the Transport Ministry has decided.

Illustrative stock photo

Slovakia's best photo of 2019: Kočner hiding in a police car

Take a look at the best photos from the 2019 Slovak Press Photo contest.

The picture of controversial businessman Marián Kočner, taken by Denník N photographer Tomáš Benedikovič, wins the singles category in the News section of the 2019 Slovak Press Photo contest