Abortion law in Guernsey is set to be reviewed.

At the moment, pregnant women in the island can have an abortion in the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy, or later, under certain circumstances.

In the UK, women can terminate pregnancies at up to 24 weeks.

A committee will ask the public whether these laws are too restrictive and if Guernsey laws should be brought in line with those of the UK.

The wording of Guernsey's law is unfortunately ambiguous when it comes to the legal status of providing information about abortion services, or referring women to abortion services other than those provided here.

Guernsey States Spokesperson

The committee will also consult on whether or not it should still be a crime for a woman to attempt to induce her own abortion.