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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (ACCESS TO TERMINATIONS) ACT 2013 - SECT 5

Terminations by medical practitioner after 16 weeks

(1)  The pregnancy of a woman who is more than 16 weeks pregnant may be terminated by a medical practitioner with the woman's consent if the medical practitioner –
(a) reasonably believes that the continuation of the pregnancy would involve greater risk of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman than if the pregnancy were terminated; and
(b) has consulted with another medical practitioner who reasonably believes that the continuation of the pregnancy would involve greater risk of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman than if the pregnancy were terminated.
(2)  In assessing the risk referred to in subsection (1) , the medical practitioners must have regard to the woman's physical, psychological, economic and social circumstances.
(3)  At least one of the medical practitioners referred to in subsection (1) is to be a medical practitioner who specialises in obstetrics or gynaecology.



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