SLOVENIA.  Law of 20 April 1977 on medical measures to implement the right to a free decision regarding the birth of children.

 

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Article 17.  Artificial termination of pregnancy is a medical procedure performed at the request of the pregnant woman, provided that the pregnancy has not lasted more than 10 weeks.

 

Article 18.  Artificial termination of a pregnancy which is of more than 10 weeks’ duration may be performed at the request of the pregnant woman only if the procedure entails a risk to the woman’s life, health or future motherhood that is less than the risk to the woman or the child associated with continuation of the pregnancy or childbirth.

 

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Article 24.  A woman whose pregnancy has not lasted more than 10 weeks shall submit her application for artificial termination of pregnancy, together with the report on the duration of the pregnancy and other medical reports, to the health care establishment which is to perform the artificial termination of pregnancy.

 

Where the reports referred to in the preceding paragraph show the existence of medical contraindications to the performance of an artificial termination of pregnancy, the health care establishment shall refer the pregnant woman the First Level Commission.

 

Article 25.  Applications by a woman whose pregnancy is of more than 10 weeks’ duration shall be examined by the First Level Commission.

 

If the Commission considers that the condition set out in Section 18 of this Law for the artificial termination of pregnancy have not been fulfilled, it shall reject the application for artificial termination of pregnancy.  In that case, the pregnant woman may request that her application be examined by the Second Level Commission.  The latter Commission shall reach a decision within seven days.

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