The Federal government wants to retain the controversial Section 219a , which prohibits advertising for abortion, but to reform.

A revision of the legislation should specify that and how the Doctors and hospitals in the future on abortions. The Chancellery chief Helge Braun said.

The ban on advertising should not remain also in the future. “Advertising for a termination of pregnancy may not, however, in the future,” said brown. The Federal chamber of physicians and the Federal centre for health education should be given the task to provide contact information.

The groups of the two government parties have to agree to the proposals. SPD Leader Andrea Nahles welcomed the breakthrough in the negotiations. “We will now wait and see the exact text of the law, and then in January in our groups to evaluate, advise, and decide,” she said.

After several hours of discussion Braun (CDU) agreed, interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) and Minister of justice Katarina Barley, and Minister for the family, Franziska Giffey (both SPD) to the “proposal of the Federal government to improve the Information and care in pregnancy conflict”.

For weeks, the CDU and the SPD debate on the criminal law paragraphs, after you do a punishable offence if one “offers to his financial advantage because of the” public crashes.

The Union Changes to the current law always declined. They wanted to keep the law and argued for the introduction of lists of offices and clinics that perform abortions.

The SPD had demanded that the disclosure of information on abortion for Doctors should in future be exempted from punishment.

The conflict since the beginning of the Grand coalition. SPD party Chairman and group leader Andrea Nahles tried at the time, against the votes of the Union a request from the SPD to the deletion part, you could be entitled to, since the SPD had submitted the request prior to the start of the coalition. At the request of the CDU, the request to withdraw, had Nahles yielded.


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