Abortion in Panama

Currently abortion in Panama is illegal except in cases of threat to life or health of the woman or if the pregnancy is the result of a rape . In 1982 , a penal code dealing with abortion came into force. The penalty for a woman who has an illegal abortion is one to three years in prison and the penalty for a doctor or other person performing the procedure with the consent of the woman is three to six years. If the procedure is performed without the consent of the woman, the penalty is five to ten years. 1


  1. Back to top↑ http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/abortion/doc/panama.doc