Abortion laws by nation
Abortion laws are those laws which restrict or allow access to abortion for various reasons. Abortion has been seen as a controversial topic by many nations and religions, and as such laws regarding it vary widely by nation.
Summary of legality by nation
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Abortion in Alduria
Abortion in Alduria is mainly regulated by Order 11 of the Transitional Government of the Republic, issued by President Alejandro Campos in 1670 AN. The Democratic Socialist Party has proposed legislation in the past in the Aldurian Parliament to further liberalize abortion in Alduria. The efforts have never been brought to the floor of Parliament for consideration.
Abortion in Calbion
Though a strictly traditional nation, Calbion has a pragmatic approach to abortion. Although the Calbain Catologian Church has no history of being actively against abortion, there is a strong traditional focus on families to progenerate. Advancing the Calbain people is perceived as a duty. These values clash with the idea of abortion, especially that of abortion on demand, which may be used as an alternative for contraception. However, the Calbain government realises that this is a multi-faceted issue and allows abortion up to 12 weeks for most reasons.
Abortion in Elwynn
Elwynn allows abortion on request until the fetus's heart begins beating. Thereafter, it may be granted only on medical grounds. The definition of medical grounds differs slightly during which week of gestation the pregnancy is in. In the earlier weeks following fetal heartbeat, the definition is broad and usually includes a conviction that one would be a bad parent or , with more stricter medical definitions later during the pregnancy (for example, when the mother is 8 to 9 months pregnant, it must be when the mother's health is critically endangered
Abortion in Hurmu
Hurmu's abortion policies are largely based on Elwynn's, with the law not having been updated since Hurmu's association with Elwynn. Before its entry to Elwynn in the 1570s, Hurmu's abortion law was unique by which post-natal abortion, up to the time when a baby starts cooing (usually around 2 months of age), was considered a legal and morally acceptable method to keep population down, regardless of the health of the baby.
Abortion in Jingdao
Until 1692, abortion was seen as a normal medical procedure in the Jingdaoese Empire, doctors were only ordered to prevent discrimination on the grounds of mental disability. This did not mean the option to perform an abortion means one is dispensed from the duty to produce offspring. All women were expected to give birth to multiple children. The option was available because women are also expected to participate in society in other ways and the pregnancy can arrive at an unfortunate moment. In 1692 the Chidao Emperor outlawed abortion in all cases, except to save the life of the expectant mother, as the population growth lagged behind government targets and because moral views had shifted.
Abortion in Sanama
Due to the devolved structure of Sanama, abortion is regulated in four different entities. While all entities allow abortion if the mother's life is in danger due to a ruling from the National Judex, the laws vary on other abortion rights. Several cases has made it through the national court system, but the National Judex has so far not struck down any laws restricting abortion except for the one exception.
See Abortion in Sanama for more information.
Abortion in Sankt Ludwigshafen
Abortion is not considered to homicide in Sankt Ludwigshafen and not treated different in criminal law, it can be considered self-defense, manslaughter or murder depending on the circumstances. Human life is considered to have started when the zygote is formed. The procedure is not criminally prosecuted when the life of the mother would otherwise be in danger. Failure to report such a procedure having taken place makes all individuals with knowledge of the procedure liable to be prosecuted for conspiracy to commit murder.