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Abortion in


Student: Sarah Ehret
Class: Fos 20a

rights and implementation







special cases


illegal abortion

advertising ban

legal position


removal of pragraph 219


  • is the medical process of ending a pregnancy, so it does not result in the birth of a baby
  • embryo or fetus intentionally survives the procedure, usually not


  • general prussian land law
  • introduced by friedrich william II
  • §10 & §11


  • increasing attacks on criminal liability and thereby promoting the liberalization of abortion
  • justified with the biogenetic basic law


from 1935

  • were legalized in order to strengthen the biologically strong race



  • only allowed for non-germans
  • forced abortions in occupied areas


  • refutation of the basic biogenitic law
  • the devolpment of an unborn child is human from the start
  • abortion is a punishable offence
  • before and after birth children are legally protected


  • time limit solution
  • allowed up to 12th week of pregnancy



  • time limit solution is declared unconstitutional
  • introducion the indication model
-> generally prohibited , but not punishable under

certain conditions

  • indication model declared unconstitutional
  • §218 StGB



  • Bundestag approves ban on advertising
  • §219a StGB

legal position

  • § 218 StGB - abortion is generally illegal
  • on the basis of the so-called advice regulation, under certain conditions exempt from punishment

  • not lawful on the basis of a medical or a criminological indication

  • must be performed within in the first 12 weeks (exception 22nd week)
  • person must seek advice
-> consultation 3 days before

  • tolerated without penalty if certain criteria are met
  • sole decision of the women
  • by a licenced doctor
  • unavoidable danger
  • unlawful act

"my belly

belongs to me"

"my body,
my choice"

illegal abortion

  • § 218 StGB
  • person takes the abortion in her own hands

  • who terminates a pregnancy - imprisonment of 3 years or a fine in
  • particulary seriouscases - imprisonment of 6 months or 5 years
  • person aborts herself - up to one year or fine

special cases

  • is diagnosed, abortion is not a crime
  • no limit
  • doctor makes decision when person can be harmed
  • legal consultation - 3 days

by disability

late abortion

  • medical indication or unborn is diagnosed with disability
  • negative impact of persons well-being


  • 350-600 €
  • person have to pay for it
  • abortian pill is the cheapest method


  • curretage
  • abortian pill
  • vacuum aspiration

  • late abortions
-> Caesarean

-> potassium chloride method
-> prostaglandin method

advertising ban

  • § 219 StGB
  • purpose of this regulation is to prevent abortion from being presented as something normal in public and being commercialized by doctor advertising
  • protects unborn life as a legal interest


removal of § 219 StGB

  • the cabinet of the federal republic decides to lift the advertising ban for abortions
  • 9th march 2022
  • information about abortions are no longer punishable
  • everyone can then find out directly from their doctor online which methods of abortion are possible and which deadlines and regulations must be observed.



  • https://www.bundestag.de/dokumente/textarchiv/abtreibungsparagraf-200096
  • https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwangerschaftsabbruch
  • https://www.profamilia.de/fileadmin/publikationen/Fachpublikationen/Schwangerschaftsabbruch/Hintergrund-Schwangerschaftsabbruch.pdf
  • https://www.schreiben10.com/referate/Biologie/1/ABTREIBUNG---referat-biologie-reon.php
  • https://www.abipur.de/referate/stat/641912125.html
  • https://www.netdoktor.de/schwangerschaft/abtreibung/
  • https://www.glamour.de/artikel/219a-stgb-wird-abgeschafft
  • https://www.swp.de/panorama/219a-koalitionsvertrag-schwangerschaft-schwangerschaftsabbruch-spd-gruene-fdp-ampel-parteien-koalition-61071793.html
  • https://www.mdr.de/nachrichten/deutschland/politik/werbeverbot-paragraf-zweihundertneunzehn-a-abschaffung-100.html
  • https://www.webmd.com/women/abortion-procedures
  • https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/abortion#what
  • https://www.swp.de/panorama/219a-koalitionsvertrag-schwangerschaft-schwangerschaftsabbruch-spd-gruene-fdp-ampel-parteien-koalition-61071793.html
  • https://www.glamour.de/artikel/219a-stgb-wird-abgeschafft
  • https://prezi.com/p/dv7ssv5qdp-x/schwangerschaftsabbruch/

  • https://www.eleniaberetta.com/EDITORIAL/Der-Freitag
  • https://pixabay.com/de/
  • https://www.healthline.com/health/abortion-home-remedy
  • https://www.t-online.de/gesundheit/schwangerschaft/id_78404782/schwangerschaftskalender-13-ssw.html
  • https://res.cloudinary.com/tne/image/authenticated/s--38sOxNKy--/q_80/artworks/JOHANN-JACOB-DE-LOSE_FRIEDRICH-WILHELM-II-VON-PREUSSEN_CC-BY-SA_BSTGS_3224.jpg
  • https://www.ngg.net/alle-meldungen/meldungen-2018/breites-buendnis-fuer-aufhebung-von-219-a/
  • https://www.doctolib.de
  • https://lakenormancpc.org/abortion-costs-in-north-carolina/
  • https://www.profemina.org/de-de/abtreibung/abtreibungspille-mifegyne
  • https://www.handelsblatt.com/meinung/kommentare/kommentar-das-bundeskabinett-verheisst-einen-spannenden-neuanfang/27866748.html
  • https://innocenceproject.org/power-teaching-race-wrongful-conviction-women-prison/
  • https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/polen-abtreibungsurteil-gericht-101.html
  • https://www.sn.at/snin/podcast/die-gefragte-frau-40-abtreibung-teil-2-wir-hinken-in-oesterreich-ziemlich-hinterher-93228880

any questions?

thanks for

your attention

How would you position yourself to this statements?

Should a person (the mother) stand above the unborn child?

Would you say abortion would be heteronomy or self-determination?

Should the state protect women in the first case?