I do not want to have the child. What should I do?

In principle, abortion is prohibited by German law. It is permitted, however, to undergo an abortion in the following cases, for which you will not be punished: 

  • the pregnancy presents a danger to the health of the mother or 
  • he pregnancy is the result of a crime or 
  • the abortion takes place after a consultation and within the first 12 weeks of the pregnancy.  


In this case, speak to a counselling agency for pregnant women as soon as possible. You can obtain addresses from an MBE (Migrationsberatung [Immigration counselling]) office or via chat.