The Bundestag passed a bill to repeal the norm of the Penal Code, which provided a ban on advertising of abortions.
This was reported by Spiegel.
Thus, the coalition implemented one of its first socio-political projects - in March, the draft was approved by the government.
This norm previously regulated the prohibition of advertising of abortions. It also implied that doctors could not publicly provide detailed information about such interventions without fear of prosecution.
Secretary of Women's Affairs Lisa Paus said today was "a big day for doctors, but above all for all women in this country."
"Paragraph 219a was never about advertising. Pregnant women sought advice and doctors wanted to provide information, but they couldn't do it the way they wanted. With the repeal, the years of stigmatization and criminalization of doctors finally ended," Paus said.
Justice Secretary Marco Buschmann earlier called the repeal of the rule overdue. "It is long overdue," he said at the final debate in the Bundestag.
According to the minister, when a woman is faced with the difficult question of possible termination of pregnancy, she "usually" first looks for information on the Internet.
"There, every troll and every conspiracy therapist can spread the topic, and highly qualified doctors, however, are forbidden to do so. It's absurd, it's outdated, it's unfair, and that's why we're stopping this state of affairs," he said.