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February 16, 2021

Thailand Legalizes Abortion Through 12 Weeks

photo credit: Florian Wehde / Unsplash
The nation of Thailand has now legalized the practice of abortion on demand through 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Thai legislators rejected a proposal to legalize abortion through 24 weeks of pregnancy, but it did end up legalizing abortion through 12 weeks for any reason. Abortion remains legal after that point if the pregnancy resulted from rape, giving birth poses a physical or mental health risk to the mother, or if the baby is diagnosed with a disability.

This comes just two months after Argentina legalized the practice of abortion within its own borders. 

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