UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.  Penal Code of 16 February 1974.


Article 340.  Whoever intentionally performs an abortion on a pregnant woman through the administration of  medications or other means that bring about the abortion shall be punished with up to five years imprisonment.


The punishment is up to seven years’ imprisonment when the crime occurs without the consent of the pregnant woman.



Law No. 7 of 1975, Law on the Practice of Human Medicine.


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Section 22.  … [A] physician may not perform an abortion nor prescribe any abortifacient.  In the event that the continuation of pregnancy endangers the life of a pregnant woman, the abortion may be carried out provided that: a) the operation is performed by a gynecologist with the approval of a physician who is a specialist in the condition rendering the abortion necessary; and b) a process-verbal indicating the circumstances that justify abortion is drawn up by the physician concerned and signed by the patient’s husband or guardian as an indication of his approval to the abortion being performed (each of the parties concerned is required to keep a copy of the process-verbal).