Deficiencies and inequity in sexual and reproductive health services and in regard to contraception in Spain

The Spanish Federation of Family Planning (FPFE) and Médicos del Mundo (Doctors of the World) have prepared this report jointly with the Alliance for Solidarity, National Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals (FELGTB), Forum for Feminist Politics, Shadow CEDAW Platform, and others, and presented it recently in Madrid.

A story from Spain: “The doctors’ right to object nearly cost me my life”

The health system in Galicia, northwest Spain, was ordered to compensate a woman who lost her uterus after a hospital refused to do an abortion as an emergency obstetric procedure and sent her 354 miles to Madrid, so that she nearly lost her life. The events happened four years ago.

Spain: Magistrate’s court dismisses anti-abortion case due to lack of evidence

La Asociación de Abogados Cristianos (Christian Lawyers Association), an anti-abortion group, failed to provide evidence in court to support its accusations against four abortion clinics in Madrid in September this year. Jose Antonio Bosch, who represented the Association of Abortion Clinics (ACAI), argued that this group were abusing the criminal justice system just to get headlines in the press.

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