Amendment to abortion law comes into effect

The Government Gazette announced on Saturday an amendment to Criminal Code sections 301 and 305, which would make it possible for women to terminate their pregnancy of up to 12 weeks.The amended law reads:Section 301: A woman who aborts a foetus that is older than ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai parliament passes new abortion bill

The Thai parliament on Wednesday (20 January) passed a new bill allowing abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy.But the bill does not decriminalize abortion, as abortion after the 12th week of pregnancy still carries a prison sentence of up to 6 months or ...

Civil groups want abortion rights

Pro-choice groups are moving to have an entire section in the Criminal Code revoked in the hope of giving women with unwanted pregnancies the right to legal abortion and protect medical personnel performing the procedures from facing legal action.The Choices Network Thailand (CNT), however, insisted ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Abortion decriminalised by court ruling

The Constitutional Court has ruled a section of the Criminal Code unconstitutional, effectively decriminalising abortion in Thailand. The ruling takes effect 360 days after the ruling date on Wednesday, or on Feb 13 next year. The court also ordered the section and a related one be ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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