Abortion in Honduras is completely forbidden. A provision which would have permitted abortions for reasons of life or health, or in cases of rape or foetal deformity, was rejected because it was seen as conflicting with constitutional 'right-to-life' provisions.
Abortion during the first ten weeks has been legal in the republics since 1978, and may be granted after ten weeks with the permission of a committee. With the breakup of the Yugoslav Federation and the outbreak of the Balkan war in June 1991, the former Yugoslav abortion law is only technically in force in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in Croatia and Serbia.

In 1992, thousands of Bosnian Muslim girls and women were systematically raped by Serbian fighters and held captive for months to prevent abortion. The mass rapes and forced pregnancies were part of the 'ethnic cleansing' campaign.

Some of the women released from the 'rape camps' were able to obtain second trimester abortions.

Since the war, there has been a steep rise in the abortion rate, with more abortions than live births in some areas.

In Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, Dr Ocivik, one of the leading abortionists, had a dramatic change of heart. After performing by his own estimate 70,000 abortions, he now leads the local pro-life movement.