Germany, the European Union’s most populous country, permits abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, with mandatory counselling at a state-approved center, as well as later abortions in certain circumstances.
The country of 83 million people recorded approximately 100,000 abortions in the pandemic year of 2020, with a generally downward annual trend beginning in 2001.
The pro-life group Aktion Lebensrecht für Alle (ALfA) called on Sept. 30 for a closer examination of the significant decline in recorded abortions in 2021, reported CNA Deutsch.
The group’s federal chairwoman Cornelia Kaminski said that her organization had seen an increase in requests for information and assistance.
“In addition, the sensational sales figures of the DVD of the film ‘Unplanned,’ which has been largely hushed up in the media and tells the life story of the American Abby Johnson, who transforms from the director of an abortion clinic to a convinced pro-life activist, point in the same direction,” she said.
“And last but not least, the growing popularity of the annual March for Life, especially among women of childbearing age, suggests that sensitivity to the fact that unborn children also have a right to life is growing again.”