Until When Can I Get an Abortion?

Until When Can I Get An Abortion?

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How Far Along Can I Get an Abortion?

  • Abortion regulations differ from area to area. While some countries prohibit abortion, most governments limit abortions to the first trimester. Some regions have no gestational limit. For detailed information on your country, see below.
  • While the abortion pill is usually restricted to the first nine weeks (LMP), in-clinic abortions are medically possible throughout the pregnancy.

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Until When Is It Possible To Have an Abortion? - International Overview

Threshold restrictions for abortions vary from country to country. Here is an overview of the gestational limit for each country:

The weeks of pregnancy are counted from the last menstrual period (LMP). This is the same as gestational age (GA). The actual fetal age (Conceptional Age - CA) would be two weeks less.

South Africa:

  • 12 weeks

Cambodia:

  • 12 weeks

Thailand:

  • 12 weeks

Australian Capital Territory:

  • None

New South Wales:

  • 22 weeks; legal until birth with the approval of two doctors

Northern Territory:

  • 14 weeks with one doctor's approval; 22 weeks with two doctors' approval

Queensland:

  • 22 weeks; legal until birth with approval by two doctors

South Australia:

  • Lawful up to 28 weeks, only if deemed necessary by two doctors

Tasmania:

  • 16 weeks

Victoria:

  • 24 weeks; legal until birth with the approval of two doctors

Western Australia:

  • 20 weeks

New Zealand:

  • 20 weeks

Austria:

Germany:

Great Britain:

  • 12 weeks

Italy:

Portugal:

Republic of Ireland:

  • 12 weeks

The Netherlands:

  • 24 weeks; 5 day waiting period required

Northern Ireland:

  • 12 weeks

Switzerland:

Canada:

  • None; no abortion provider performs abortions past 24 weeks.

Mexico:

  • None

USA:

  • Alabama
    • Prohibited
  • Alaska
    • No gestational limit
  • Arizona
    • Prohibited
  • Arkansas
    • Prohibited
  • California
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • Colorado
    • No gestational limit
  • Connecticut
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • Delaware
    • 20 weeks
  • Florida
    • 15 weeks
  • Georgia
    • 6 weeks
  • Hawaii
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • Idaho
    • Prohibited
  • Illinois
    • 24 weeks
  • Indiana
    • 22 weeks
  • Iowa
    • 6 weeks
  • Kansas
    • 20 weeks
  • Kentucky
    • Prohibited
  • Louisiana
    • Prohibited
  • Maine
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • Maryland
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • Massachusetts
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • Michigan
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • Minnesota
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • Mississippi
    • Prohibited
  • Missouri
    • Prohibited
  • Montana
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • Nebraska
    • 22 weeks
  • Nevada
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • New Hampshire
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • New Jersey
    • No gestational limit
  • New Mexico
    • No gestational limit
  • New York
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • North Carolina
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • North Dakota
    • Prohibited
  • Ohio
    • 6 weeks
  • Oklahoma
    • Prohibited
  • Oregon
    • No gestational limit
  • Pennsylvania
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • Rhode Island
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • South Carolina
    • 6 weeks
  • South Dakota
    • Prohibited
  • Tennessee
    • Prohibited
  • Texas
    • Prohibited
  • Utah
    • Prohibited
  • Vermont
    • No gestational limit
  • Virginia
    • First two trimesters (28 weeks)
  • Washington
    • Viability (24 weeks)
  • District of Columbia
    • No gestational limit
  • West Virginia
    • Prohibited
  • Wisconsin
    • Prohibited
  • Wyoming
    • Prohibited

Brazil:

  • Exceptions for later abortions are made in most countries. For more information, go to Late-Term Abortions.

While abortions are unrestricted in some countries, many abortion clinics do not provide abortions beyond the first 13 weeks. This is because they are not equipped to perform more complicated abortion methods used in late-term abortions. Medication Abortions can be performed within the first nine weeks gestation. Vacuum Aspirations are usually not performed past the 14th week.

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I Still Have Time - What’s Next?

There are probably many more unanswered questions going through your mind. You may be unsure of where to go from here. You want to make a decision that leaves you without regrets…

Go to Unplanned Pregnancy - Now What? for practical steps and advice.

This is a difficult road to travel. You probably feel overwhelmed, stuck, abandoned. You are not alone. Allow us to walk alongside you as you determine which path is right for you. Our judgment-free resources are tailor-made for your situation. Why not give them a try?

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