European abortions laws allow on demand social abortions in almost every European country. Europe has been at the forefront of the worldwide movement to liberalize abortion laws and provide women with access to safe and legal abortions for over six decades.
Only a few countries have severe regulations that forbid abortions in practically all circumstances. During the first trimester of pregnancy, the conventional approach is to limit abortions based on demand or larger social reasons. Almost all countries would permit abortions if they were required to safeguard a pregnant woman’s health or life.