Lithuania's Health Ministry has drafted a new bill on termination of pregnancy, which suggests allowing medication-induced abortion.
Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

"I think it [the bill] is rather good, as it includes new things, such as medication-induced termination of pregnancy, as the procedures are put in a very correct and clear manner, there is only one con – we do not have legal regulation yet," Health Minister Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė told BNS on Thursday.

She said the document was drafted by her predecessor Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis who is about to take a position at the European Commission.

Before signing the document, Šalaševičiūtė intends to hold public hearings.

Up until now, termination of pregnancy in Lithuania has not been regulated by law but rather a decree signed by the health minister.

BNS
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanian police wrap up probe into hacking of beauty clinic

The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office and police have wrapped up their investigation into the...

Seimas accepts Vaitekūnas' resignation as head of radio and TV watchdog

The Seimas accepted on Thursday the resignation of Edmundas Vaitekūnas as chairman of the...

Over 60 foreign experts to assess Lithuania's scientific research performance

An international expert assessment of Lithuania's scientific research performance is getting underway,...

Lithuania posts modest results in combatting foreign bribery, but is on right track

Lithuania has, so far, achieved modest results in combating bribery in international business...

Plane makes emergency landing in Vilnius as passenger dies

A Boeing 757 plane made an emergency landing in Vilnius on Tuesday after a male passenger died aboard...