SWAZILAND. Constitution, 26 July 2005.

 

Protection of right to life

 

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15 (5) Abortion is unlawful but may be allowed -

 

(a)                on medical or therapeutic grounds including where a doctor certifies that

 

(i)                  continued pregnancy will endanger the life or constitute a serious threat to the physical health of the woman;

 

(ii)                continued pregnancy will constitute a serious threat to the mental health of the woman;

 

(iii)               there is serious risk that the child will suffer from physical or mental defect of such a nature that the child will be irreparably seriously handicapped;

 

(b)               where the pregnancy resulted from rape, incest or unlawful sexual intercourse with a mentally retarded female; or

 

(c)                on such other grounds as Parliament may prescribe.