Awesome news: Today, Spain approved a sweeping new law that eases restrictions on abortion, declaring it a woman’s right and removing the threat of imprisonment. The new law also allows women to obtain abortion without restrictions up to 14 weeks into the pregnancy, and gives 16- and 17-year-olds the right to have abortions without parental consent.
I’m especially excited about this because I see this latest legislative victory as part of an overall trend in Spain toward more liberal and pro-woman policies, despite quite vocal opposition from conservatives and the Catholic Church. As the article explains, this is just the latest of a series of reforms by Prime Minister Zapatero- under Zapatero, Spain has also legalized gay marriage and made it easier for Spaniards to divorce.
For more, check out the whole article on MSNBC.
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Quick Hit: Spain Declares Abortion a Woman’s Right, Removes Threat of Imprisonment
By Lori | Published: February 24, 2010
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