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Coronavirus: Be responsible. Be safe

Health information and advice to stop the spread of coronavirus

Abortion after 12 weeks

After 12 weeks, you can only have an abortion in exceptional circumstances.

These are where continuing the pregnancy:

  • puts your life at risk
  • risks serious harm to your health
  • is likely to lead to the death of the foetus either before or within 28 days of birth because of a problem with its development

These abortions will take place in a hospital.

page last reviewed: 18/12/2018
next review due: 18/12/2021

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