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Abortions in first 12 weeks should be legal in Germany, commission says

Germany should legalise abortions within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, a government-appointed commission recommended on Monday. Abortion is illegal in Germany barring certain circumstances such as when the life of the woman is at risk or she is a victim of a violent crime. In these cases, the procedure must be performed within 12 weeks of conception. In reality, however, abortions are widely available and prosecutions extremely rare. Last year, Chancellor Olaf Scholz's centre-left coalitio...

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