TableĀ 1

Classification of abortion laws in Europe36

CategoryLegal grounds for abortionCountry
1To save the woman's life or prohibited altogetherAndorra, Republic of Ireland, Malta, San Marino
2To preserve healthLiechtenstein, Monaco, Poland
3Socioeconomic groundsFinland, Iceland, UK*
4Without restriction as to reasonAlbania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
  • *Six jurisdictions in total. England and Wales=3; Scotland=3; Northern Ireland=2; British Crown Dependencies (not strictly part of the UK): Isle of Man=2, Guernsey=3; Jersey=3.