What are the abortion laws in Jersey?

In Jersey It is legal to have an abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy if the pregnancy is causing the pregnant person distress. From 12 – 24 weeks of pregnancy you can have an abortion in the following situations:

  • Two doctors agree that having an abortion would prevent death or grave permanent injury to the pregnant person’s physical or mental health.
  • Two doctors agree that the foetus is suffering from an incurable and serious foetal anomaly.

Abortions after 24 weeks are possible to save the life of the pregnant person.

Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom but is part of the Common Travel Area. Jersey residents wanting to access a wide range of abortion services often travel to England.