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Table 3 Abortion legislation and funding

From: Explaining variation in Down’s syndrome screening uptake: comparing the Netherlands with England and Denmark using documentary analysis and expert stakeholder interviews

  The Netherlands United Kingdom* Denmark
Termination of pregnancy (TOP) for social reasons Legal until 24 weeks gestation Legal until 24 weeks gestation Legal until 12 weeks gestation
TOP for fetal anomalies After 24 weeks only in very limited cases No gestational limit if there is a substantial risk the child would suffer from such physical or mental abnormality as to be seriously handicapped Permitted up to 22 weeks if there is a substantial risk that the child would suffer from severe mental or physical abnormality
Payment for TOP Free at the point of delivery Free at the point of delivery Free at the point of delivery
  1. *Data for England only available at United Kingdom level i.e. the four countries including England.