Recommendations are due in 2023
Women in Denmark who want an abortion after the 12-week limit must visit an abortion council, where a case manager, psychiatrist and gynecologist approve or reject each individual case.
Last year, 803 people applied for a late-term abortion, and only 53 were refused.
Denmark has stuck to the 12-week limit for almost 50 years now, despite many of the country’s neighbors allowing abortions later in pregnancy.
For example, the limit is 24 weeks in the UK and the Netherlands, 22 weeks in Iceland and 18 weeks in Sweden.
The Ethics Council cannot change the law itself, but can make recommendations in relation to the case. These recommendations are expected to be revealed in the summer of 2023.
Like Denmark, most countries in Europe have a 12-week abortion limit – only Poland, Malta and Liechtenstein, with some exceptions, have completely banned abortion.
Source: The Nordic Page