EU Parliament urges Spain to scrap new abortion law


MEPs urged the Spanish government on Thursday
to withdraw a new proposal that will restrict abortion rights in Spain.
In a bid to gather conservative support and keeping an electoral promise by Prime Minister
Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish government backed a proposal for a tougher abortion law earlier
in December. The new bill does not allow women to finish
their pregnancy at an early stage, with the exception of rape cases or when the mother’s
health is at risk. Spain has the right to decide, but women have
the right to decide on their bodies and on reproductive rights that affect them personally.
They have the right to decide whether or not they want an abortion. Except for the conservatives, all parties
in the European Parliament do not support the new proposal.
Pro-choice groups warned that it can pose a threat for women as the number of illegal
abortions might increase. MEPs also feared that other countries might follow suit. If we allow this law to go through in Spain,
then laws on reproductive health across Europe will be under threat and may be seriously
affected. In the context of the situation in Spain at
the moment, with a significant rate of unemployment, poorest women who are the most disadvantaged
will suffer from this change in law, they will no longer have access to safe and low
cost abortions. Currently in Spain, a woman has the right
to abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy and up to the 22nd week in case of foetal
deformities.

3 Replies to “EU Parliament urges Spain to scrap new abortion law”

  1. Once again we see the EU interfering in an elected governments affairs. The EU is one of the greatest hypocrites there is – quick to interfere where is suits them and screaming that they can't interfere where it doesn't. Case in point; the Ukraine – they put pressure on the Ukrainian government to follow the 'will' of the people yet they claim they cannot 'interfere' when the people of Britain want a referendum on leaving the EU. If there was any consistency about their folly they would be screaming at the British political class to give the people the referendum they wanted (you could be sure they would be doing so if the people were wanting to adopt the Euro!!) but instead they run, and hide and are pathetic – funny thing is that if they actually stood up and said 'Yes' the people of Britain have been overlooked and ignored and they should have a vote … they would probably win hands down as people would then see them as an organisation they could trust. they don't and they never will, because they don't like democracy and they don't trust the people.

  2. Yeah like the EU says how dare you not allows everyone for any reason the right to kill there baby… Buy if you don't want open boarders its your heartless think about those children those babies!!! Hypocrites that pretend to have moral high ground on every issue I true lily can't believe ppl don't see how messed up leftism is.

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