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Letter regarding Spanish abortion law reform

The Center together with 21 other international and national NGOs today called on Spain’s ruling Popular Party to withdraw a bill that would force 16 and 17-year-old girls to obtain the consent of their parents to terminate a pregnancy. The bill is under examination in Congress…

Spain: Abortion Bill Endangers Girls

(Madrid, March 18, 2015)—Spain’s ruling Popular Party should withdraw a bill that would force 16 and 17-year-old girls to obtain the consent of their parents to end a pregnancy, 22 national and international rights groups said today in letters  to the head of the party’s group of…

Spain Halts Extreme Abortion Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the withdrawal of a draft bill that would have criminalized abortion in Spain, with exceptions only in cases of rape and when a woman’s health or life is at risk.  …

Spain Abortion Bill Violates Human Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) The Spanish government should protect women’s access to safe and legal abortion by scrapping draft legislation that would ban abortion with only severely limited exceptions, according to a

Daily Beast: Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion?

Spain’s about to become the most repressive country in the EU when it comes to abortion rights—even as it has embraced gay marriage. It’s a disconnect that is the canary in the coal mine for Europe’s women…

Reuters: IWD 2014: No equality without reproductive autonomy

Earlier this year, France’s National Assembly moved to amend its country’s laws to reaffirm women’s absolute right to end a pregnancy through the first 12 weeks and, furthermore, criminalize any attempts to obstruct this right…

Spain Taking Cue from Poland With Restrictive Abortion Law

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wants to make most abortions in his country illegal…

Spaniards Reject Plan to Restrict Abortion

A new poll published in the Spanish daily newspaper El País shows that Spain’s ruling conservative party is losing popularity in part because of its recent effort to restrict abortion. …