The Law On The Suspension Of Pregnancy

Original Language Title: Laki raskauden keskeyttämisestä

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In accordance with the decision of the Parliament, provides for: 1 section, in accordance with the provisions of this Act of a woman's Pregnancy may be suspended at the request of: 1 continuation of the pregnancy or giving birth to the child) after his illness, the body of the fault or weakness due to endanger her life or health;
2) when his or her family life and the other to give birth to the child, having regard to the circumstances and the treatment would be a significant burden to him;
3) when he may have been pregnant in circumstances referred to in section 22 of chapter 17 of the Penal Code or 20 a number between 1 and 3 or in article 5, article 6, or section 7 of the Act; (24.7.1998/572) 4) when he conceived the market was not filled in the seventeen years or had fulfilled for forty years, or when she has already given birth to four children;
5) when there is reason to suppose that the child would be a vajaamielinen, or that the child would be or for a child to develop into severe illness or physical defect; or 6) when one or both of the parent's illness, disturbed the soul's action or any other cause shall be compared to severely limit their ability to care for the child.

RikosL 39/1889, Chapter 20, section 3, is repealed by amending the Penal Code, Chapter 20, 509 L:lla/2014, which shall enter into force on the 1.9.2014.



2 section (6 April 2001/328) of mental illness, mental deficiency, or a woman being disturbed because of their activities is not in a position to present the soul of a valid request for termination, it may be carried out on application by his legal representatives, if serious grounds in favour of the measure.


§ 3 when a woman has been pregnant in circumstances referred to in section 3 of Chapter 20 of the Penal Code or in article 5, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (2) or (4), is not a pregnancy may be interrupted, unless a criminal offence not to prosecute charges or have been reported as a result of the events of the crime issue, due to be delivered to the police on the basis of the investigation not be considered obvious. (24.7.1998/572) 2 is repealed on 6 April 2001, L:lla/328.


RikosL 39/1889, Chapter 20, section 3, is repealed by amending the Penal Code, Chapter 20, 509 L:lla/2014, which shall enter into force on the 1.9.2014.



section 4 before pregnancy according to this law shall be suspended, the suspension is requested and the suspension of the pregnancy is of the importance of and the impact of the report.
The woman, for which you have run the abortion, must be given to prevention advice, such as that provided for by regulation in more detail.


section 5 of the Pregnancy must be suspended as early as possible.
Reasons other than illness or physical defect, a woman is not a pregnancy may be interrupted after the 12th week of pregnancy. (14.7.1978/564)
Health care the right to the Security Centre may, however, if a woman to get pregnant when had met 17 years or if it otherwise, there is a specific reason, authorise suspension of later pregnancy, however, is the twentieth week of pregnancy. (3508/92/1085) (5) (a) section (3508/92/1085) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5 of the Act provides the legal security of health care centre may give authorization for the suspension of the pregnancy if the child in the water, or ultrasound, serological studies or any other similar reliable research has found hard to fetal health or body defect after the 24th week of pregnancy, however, is not.


section 6 of the Pregnancy can be interrupted: 1) section 1 of the 1 to 3 and 6, in the cases referred to in paragraph two of the doctor's authorization in the cases provided for in the regulation, more specifically by or, Alternatively, with the permission of the legal security of health care centre;
section 2) 1 in the case referred to in paragraph 4, the suspension of the decision of the doctor carrying out the; as well as article 1 of the 3), (5) and article 5 (3) and (5) (a) in the cases referred to in § health care with the permission of the legal security of the Centre.
(3508/92/1085)
Two doctors permission to include both a reasoned written opinion, issued by the separately in detail. The suspension of the second opinion of the doctors is to have pregnancy according to (lausunnonantajalääkäri) and is carrying out the second suspension (suorittajalääkäri). Suorittajalääkärillä provide advice plays or does not have the right to examine the suspension request wrongly refuse to take.
If the two, or in the case referred to in paragraph 1 of article 4 in the case of a negative decision, may be one of the doctor's license termination request health care the right to asylum. (3508/92/1085), paragraph 7, of the decision on the suspension before the pregnancy is, if it is considered to be the father of the child should be expected, be set aside for the opportunity to present their opinions on the matter. (6 April 2001/328)
Before a decision is taken, based on paragraph 2 of article 1, shall be deemed to be, at the request of the health sosiaaliviranomaisen, or midwife, a sister or the person responsible for the settlement of these woman and her family life conditions and other circumstances.
When a woman is severe illness star, is lausunnonantajalääkärin before making a decision to purchase, if possible, a woman due to illness, the State of health of the hoitaneelta information on this with your doctor.


section 8 (3508/92/1085), the Lausunnonantajalääkärinä can serve as each State or in the service of a doctor, or health care kuntainliiton the right to the security of the Centre by the other doctor.
Abortion is carried out of the health care law in a hospital approved for that purpose by the Security Centre (dropout). Suorittajalääkärinä can work in each of the said hospital staff a licensed physician.


section 9 When termination is to be taken on the basis of paragraph 1 of article 1 and the suspension of the examination of the conditions provided for in article 6 of the order or the suspension of the execution of the case referred to in article 8 (2) of the hospital can be a result of delay or for any other reason, take place in a woman's life or health is seriously endangering, not a licensed physician to perform abortion ' non-compliance with the provisions.


section 10 (3508/92/1085) under this Act, section 1, 5 and 6 of the legal security of the health care agency deals with matters covered by the raskaudenkeskeyttämis and steriloimisasioiden the Board, as provided for in the regulation in more detail.
Health care the right to the security matters listed in paragraph 1, the Centre shall be dealt with as a matter of urgency. Health care the right to the issue of the security of the Centre's decision may not be appealed.


section 11 (3508/92/1085) health care the right to the security of the Centre is to ensure that the power to provide advice plays-and suorittajalääkärit are trying to comply with fair and consistent practice.


section 12 (21 May 1999/623) section 12 is repealed by L:lla on 21 May 1999/623.


section 13 (May 29/374) which intentionally interrupt the pregnancy or to try it 1, 2, 4, 5 (a), or in breach of article 6 to 9 shall, unless the Act is not punishable under the Penal Code, Chapter 22, section 1 or 2, according to the provisions of the law on pregnancy, condemned violations of a fine.


section 14 (24.7.1998/572) That give the authority or the doctor legally relevant on the issue of abortion, wrong information must be condemned to a fine, if the Act is not punishable under Chapter 16, section 8, of the criminal code.


section 15 (6 April 2001/323) on the implementation of the detailed rules of this law shall be provided to the State by means of a Council regulation.
In matters relating to the suspension of the forms used for the purposes of the formulas in the pregnancy is confirmed by regulation, the Ministry of Social Affairs and health. The Ministry of Social Affairs and health, in addition to the provisions of the regulation can be, if necessary, to provide more accurate handling of matters relating to abortion. Health care the right to Security Center must be guided by the uniform practice to provide advice plays-and suorittajalääkäreitä in the interpretation of the criteria for the suspension.


section 16 of This Act shall enter into force on 1 June 1970, and for the suspension of pregnancy shall be repealed on 17 February 1950 of the law (82/50).

The change of the date of entry into force of the acts and application: 15.1.1971/18: this law shall enter into force on 1 February 1971.




14.7.1978/564: this law shall enter into force on 1 July 1979.
Before the entry into force of this law may be to take the measures needed to implement the law.




12.7.1985/572: this law shall enter into force on 1 January 1986.
THEY 26/85, tvk. Mrs. 7/85, svk. Mrs. 56/85 17.1.1991/89: this law shall enter into force on 1 March 1991.
THEY are 233/90, sosvk. bet. 44/90, svk. Mrs. 3508/92/227/90-1085: this law shall enter into force on 1 December 1992.
THEY 264/92, Shub 38/92 21.4.1995/646: this law shall enter into force on 1 September 1995.
THEY'RE 94/93, LaVM SuVM 10/22/94, 94/572 24.7.1998: this law shall enter into force on 1 January 1999.
THEY'RE 6/1997, THEY LaVM 3/117/1997, 1998/2, 1998, SuVM, EV 21 May 1999/60/1998 6: this law shall enter into force on 1 December 1999.
THEY'RE 30/1998 31/1998, EV, HaVM 303/1998 of 6 April 2001/328: this law shall enter into force on 1 May 2001.
THEY 207/2000, Shub 4/24/2001 May 29, 2001, EV/374: this law shall enter into force on 1 July 2009.
THEY LaVM 156/2008, 2/2009, EV 35/2009