If there is a need to conduct an immediate abortion to save a pregnant woman’s life, no matter how far along the pregnancy is, the doctor can conduct the abortion. This emergency abortion should be done by the doctor without any intention to cause any harm.
Any registered medical practitioner can conduct the abortion, even if he or she does not have the required OB-GYN qualifications under the law. This has to be done in good faith to save the life of the woman or the foetus.
You will not be prosecuted if you have done an emergency abortion in good faith.
If a woman 22 weeks pregnant was in a car crash then a doctor can conduct an immediate abortion to save the woman’s life. The doctor will not be prosecuted for conducting an abortion after 20 weeks since it was done in good faith to save the woman’s life.0