A diagnosis of fetal anomaly can be devastating for the couple involved, and abortions in these circumstances often happen in the later stages of pregnancy, depending on when the anomaly is detected. Couples who receive this diagnosis and want to opt for abortion will have to travel outside of Malta. The UK does not have a gestational limit for abortions in cases of fetal anomaly.
A later term abortion is often more technically demanding than earlier abortions, and a post-abortion examination of the fetus may be needed to identify what the abnormality was and whether it could be prevented in future pregnancies. The costs for these services can run into several thousand Euros, and you should discuss your options with the charity Abortion Support Network.