Slovakia set to pass law forcing women to view images of embryo or foetus before abortion

Slovakian woman seeking an abortion would be forced to view pictures of their embryo or foetus under plans for a new law being considered by the country’s parliament.

The draft law, to be voted on on Friday, would also require women to listen to the “foetal heartbeat” where technically possible before they could proceed with a termination.

The law, which would be the first of its kind in Europe, would also ban “advertising” of abortions and impose steep fines on those who disseminate it.