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Article 36. Artificial abortion
Every woman has the right to decide independently the question of motherhood. Artificial abortions are performed at a woman's request within the first 12 weeks of the gestation period, when socially indicated within 22 weeks, and any stage of pregnancy whenever medically indicated and with the woman's consent.
Artificial abortions are performed within the limits of programs of mandatory health insurance in institutions licensed for this type of activity by physicians with special training.
The list of medical indications for artificial abortion is determined by the Russian Federation Ministry of Health and the list of social indications, according to the statute approved by the Russian Federation Government.
Illegal abortions are subject to criminal
established by legislation of the
Decree No. 485 of
Pursuant to Article
36 of the
Basic law of the
1. To approve the attached List of social indications for induced termination of pregnancy (abortion).
2. The Ministry of Health of
3. To recognize as void Decree
# 567 of the Government of the Russian Federation, dated May 8, 1996
the approval of a list of social indications for induced termination of
pregnancy" (Code of Laws of the Russian Federation, 1996, #20, Page
social indications for induced termination of pregnancy (abortion):
A court ruling related to depriving a person of parental rights or restricting one's parental rights.
Pregnancy resulting from rape.
Incarceration in a detention center.
Husband's disability of Category I - II or husband's death at the time of the spouse's pregnancy.