In Andorra, abortion is illegal and punishable by imprisonment. In every case, without exceptions.
Therefore, if a woman is raped, the state forces her to become a mother, even if she is 12 years old. If a woman’s life is in danger because of her pregnancy, she is forced to carry it out. If a fetus is malformed and presents symptoms that, in 70% of the cases, will be born in a vegetative state, and will probably not live longer than two years, they refuse to terminate the pregnancy. It is considered a crime, punishable with up to three years in prison for a woman that carries this out.
These aren’t assumptions or conditions, but rather testimonies of women who were forced to cross the border and enter other countries to have an abortion. Today, they denounce the laws that drive them to clandestine operations, which can at times traumatise them.