After the abolition of the advertising ban for abortions, according to Federal Family Minister Lisa Paus (Greens), further steps are to follow. “We must not stop there,” Paus told the Berlin “Tagesspiegel” on Monday. “The various medical methods of abortion should be part of the training for doctors, for example.”

She is in discussion with Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD). The traffic light coalition deleted the controversial paragraph 219a in June.

The Greens politician was also basically open to tackling paragraph 218 on abortion: abortions do not belong in the criminal code, Paus told the newspaper. However, the minister does not want to anticipate a commission of experts planned by the traffic light coalition on this topic.